Echinodorus tenellus (Pygmy chain sword)

  • Stock: 5 units in stock
  • 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 david j. on 21/2/2019

1ST Class Plant Thank you

by David G. on 27/6/2018

Using this in the foreground of my aquarium as a carpeting plant. It’s been in about a week and is starting to produce runners already.

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.

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