Scientific name: Echinodorus tenellus
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 5 - 10 cm (1.97 - 3.94 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 29 °C (68 - 84.2°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Runners
Origin (in the wild): North America
How fast these plants grow: Fast
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Foreground
Medium to Bright
This plant will send runners through the substrate and plantlets will appear along the length of the runner. Once roots have established, the plantlets can be separated from the mother plant. When initially planting these in the aquarium they should be placed 2cm apart.
This is a great plant for creating a green carpet in the aquarium. To get a more compact growth the plants should be placed in pots or create a boundary from rocks to prevent the runners from spreading too far. They do not like to be placed underneath taller plants as this can restrict their growth. Ensure that the substrate is full of nutrients as it is the roots that feed the plant.
Provided by Oliver Risteski.