Helanthium bolivianum

  • Dimensions: Grows approx 15cm tall in 30 days
  • Model: 068
  • Origin: South America
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Helanthium ‘Quadricostatus’ (also known as Helanthium bolivianum) from South America has characteristic light-green leaves 10-15 cm long which form a good contrast to the darker aquarium plants. It is most beautiful when planted in groups, each roset becoming 15-20 cm wide. In good conditions it produces runners which spread over the bottom. Very light leaves are a sign of a shortage of micro-nutrients. There is some confusion about the name of this plant, and it has been sold as Echinodorus bolivianus var. magdalenensis. 

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by Nigel D. on 1/1/2021

Good quality plants that are growing rapidly in my aquarium, they are sending runners out all over the place and have only been planted for 3 weeks.

by Audrey M. on 18/12/2020

I love the colour of these a good contrast for darker plants. The delivery was quick and they were well and securely packaged. Thank you Aqua Essentials

by Andy P. on 4/9/2019

Really pleased with these. My plant skills are very limited but in just two weeks I have runners covered in young plants on both the plants I got from AquaEssentials.

by laura m. on 18/7/2019

Really lovely plant, the leaves are a bit lighter than pictured but I still love it. Doing really well with a fairly low tech setup!

by Glenn R. on 4/2/2019

Excellent no melting back growing good after 3 weeks planted

by Ian J. on 7/11/2018

Very good grows very fast great for covering substrate

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