Broad leaf chain sword 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.
Broad Leaf Chain sword (Echinodorus quadricostatus) is a great choice for foreground areas of the aquarium. Upright lance shaped leaves create a carpet in the planted areas. The leaves are much broader than that of its cousin Echinodorus tenellus, and the overall plant will be taller. Echinodorus quadricostatus spreads by runners that form plantlets. If these plantlets are floating just replant them in the desired location of the aquarium.
Origin: South America
Growth rate: High
Light demand: Low
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