Echinodorus quadricostatus

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Helanthium ‘Quadricostatus’ 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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Basic Info

Type: Rosulate
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Origin: South America
Difficulty: Easy
Growth Rate: High
Maximum Height: 10 - 15+
Aquarium Area: Foreground
Temperature: 25-27
Light: Low
CO2 Demand: Low

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