Echinodorus

tenellus

Small foreground plants for aquariums are in short supply, but Echinodorus tenellus from North America is one of the best. 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. 

 

Plant info
Origin:   
North America
Type:   
Bottom layer
Growth:   
medium
Height:   
5 cm - 10 cm
Width:   
5 cm - 8 cm
Light demands:   
0.50 Watt per liter
CO2 demands:   
6-14 mg per liter
Plant Care
Echinodorus tenellus (067)