Echinodorus Helanthium Tenellus

Aquatic Plants

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Helanthium Tenellum, sometimes referred to as Echinodorus Tenellus, is a grass-like aquatic plant that is commonly used for its carpeting tendencies. Its appearance is similar to other aquatic plant species such as Dwarf Hair Grass and Lilaeopsis Novaezelandiae (Micro Swords) and propagates by sending out runners as well. Helanthium Tenellum is generally easy to keep and will spread readily if given optimal conditions. We recommend using it as a foreground or midground choice. It can even be used as a short background aquatic plant choice in smaller nano-sized aquarium tanks. Just like other rosette species, this particular aquatic plant is beautiful in groups or by itself. Propagation is also fairly simple and can be done by separating via the runners and replanting into a quality aquarium substrate. 

Common Name Echinodorus Tenellus
Helanthium Tenellum 'Green'
Care Easy to Moderate
Medium to High
Suggested Placement Midground
Trim and plant runners
Growth Rate
Moderate to Fast

Our potted aquarium plants are kept under strict fertilizer dosing regimes and are provided with CO2 injection in their holding aquarium tanks.

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