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Helanthium tenellum 'Green' - Tropica® 1-2-Grow!
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Helanthium tenellum 'Green' - Tropica® 1-2-Grow! (Helanthium tenellum)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Color Form Green
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.0-7.5
Max. Size 6"
Origin Tissue Cultured
Family Alismataceae
Lighting Low
Supplements CO2 Fertilization, High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Propagation Adventitious Plants, Runners, Seeds
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Explore your creativity with a clean, modern way to plant your aquarium landscape. We are pleased to introduce Tropica® 1•2•Grow! laboratory-cultivated plants guaranteed to be free from snails, algae, and pesticides. Tropica 1•2•Grow! streamlines the aquascaping process, delivering high quality plants in convenient cups. Simply rinse the gel growing media off when removing plant from cup, divide and plant accordingly to your aquascape design, and then watch it grow! Helanthium tenellum 'Green', previously known as Echinodorus tenellus 'Green', is an aquascaping favorite due to its relative ease of care and attractive form. It’s common name Pygmy Chain Sword, beautifully describes this plant’s main attributes. Echinodorus tenellus 'Green' is compact in size and produces very linear, sword-like leaves and propagates by developing plantlets “chained” together on runners. This creeping growth habit makes Echinodorus tenellus 'Green' a great choice as a foreground plant to recreate a lawn-like effect. Prune runners to maintain the “mother” plant for use as a showy mid-ground plant. Tropica 1•2•Grow! laboratory-cultivated plants are ideally suited for planted aquarium hobbyists of all skill levels interested in setting up an exquisite planted aquarium with delicate fish or a lush landscape in miniature showcasing ornamental freshwater shrimp. Smartly portioned cups beautifully accommodate small and medium sized aquariums. Also great for "touching up" larger established planted aquariums with open areas or invigorating your aquascape with new growth. Dense, compact planting in each cup responds to fertilization and CO2 supplementation resulting in luxurious growth. Tropica® 1•2•Grow! Helanthium tenellum 'Green' is an easy and quite undemanding plant that does well when provided full spectrum (5000°K-7000°K) lighting of low intensity. Ideal growing conditions with higher light conditions, CO2 supplementation, and balanced fertilization will stimulate faster growth. Even at higher, intense light levels, this variety retains its fresh green coloration unlike the more common variety of Pygmy Chain Swords that produce new growth with reddish coloration. Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 3"

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