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Helanthium tenellum'RED' [TC]

Helanthium tenellum'RED' [TC]

#GWAT053

250/-

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 7.5 × 7.5 × 5 cm
Light Requirement

Plant Difficulty

Plant Type

8 in stock

8 in stock

Details

Small foreground plants for aquariums are in short supply, but Helanthium tenellum (= Echinodorus tenellus) is one of the best. The submerged leaves are very narrow and light-, middle-, olive-green to reddish. It differs from the always light green Helanthium tenellum “parvulum” by darker, often reddish coloration and narrower leaves. The runners spread round the aquarium. A true “lawn” effect appr. 5-10 cm tall is only achieved at high light intensities, so you must make sure larger plants do not overshadow the plant. Plant individual plants a couple of centimetres apart (easiest with tweezers). A nutritious bottom promotes growth.