Echinodorus tenellus (Pygmy chain sword)

  • Dimensions: up to 20cm
  • Model: P2020620
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Originating from South America, the Echindorus tenellus is a fine and shapely looking plant with trim and handsome leaves and stems. This plant will throw off runners so if you are wanting to create a 'carpet' effect this plant is ideal for you. This has an unusual 'spider' shape to it and will happily flourish in a good rich substrate.

Note: this plant is grown emersed (outside of water) and as a result the leaves are much thicker. The video below shows the plant once it's been grown submersed (under water). Notice how the leaves are much thinner and flexible. So over time this plant will look like the video, but when you recieve it, it generally looks quite different.

by PAUL C. on 5/10/2017

lots of healthy plants, quick delivery

by Leigh Arthur on 22/6/2016

Healthy plant

by Alasdair Williams on 20/4/2015

good plant growing in one week quick post

by Roy Wadey on 23/7/2014

Received these plants the day after dispatch. They were well packed and very healthy. They have almost doubled in size and are already spreading just one week after planting.

by Tom Steel on 16/5/2013

I bought 8 of these and all had a lot less leaves than in the picture but most were still ok. Two however were quite poor with very little root growth and after a week are just about hanging on! Will have to wait and see if the co2 and ferts make them pick up. Packaging was excellent and service second to none. Perhaps just a bit more attention should be paid to the packing people to the health of the individual plants before despatch but allround pretty good.

by Sharon Belton on 7/5/2013

Good, healthy plants and look great in my tank. Planted the same day they arrived and I took care to get as many little plants as possible out of each of the pots. Hopefully I will be rewarded with a good, dense mat on the bottom of my tank - so long as my chain loach leave them alone long enough.

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