Echinodorus quadricostatus 'Chain Sword'
You will receive 1-2 chain swords, 10 in length, with 5-10 leaves.
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Echinodorus quadricostatus, commonly known as the radican sword or chain sword, is a versatile aquatic plant highly regarded for its hardiness and ease of care. Native to South America, this species is found in various aquatic habitats, including rivers, streams, and marshes.
The chain sword features slender, chain-like leaves that create a visually striking effect when planted in groups. It has a moderate growth rate and can reach heights of up to 12 inches (30 cm), making it suitable for both small and large aquariums. Echinodorus quadricostatus thrives in a wide range of water parameters, including soft to moderately hard water, and can tolerate a variety of lighting conditions, although moderate to high lighting is preferable for optimal growth.
Regular fertilization and substrate rich in nutrients will help promote vigorous growth and maintain the plant's vibrant green coloration. With its adaptability and aesthetic appeal, Echinodorus quadricostatus is an excellent choice for aquarists seeking a versatile and visually appealing plant to enhance their aquatic landscapes.
- Temperature: 22° - 27° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 7.5
- Lighting: Low to moderate
- Origin: Tank-raised, but indigenous through the Western Hemisphere from the United States down through Argentina.
- Aquarium placement: Background
- Care: Easy to moderate
- Nutrient Substrate: Yes
Pygmy Chain Sword has narrow, pointed leaves that form dense clusters.
It is a relatively easy-to-care-for plant that can adapt to a wide range of water conditions.
The plant propagates through runners, allowing it to spread and form a carpet over time.
Provide moderate lighting for optimal growth and compact form.
Plant the Pygmy Chain Sword in a nutrient-rich substrate to ensure healthy growth.
Trim the plant regularly to control its height and maintain its desired carpet-like appearance.
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