Helanthium Tenellum 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
Trim and plant runners
Moderate to Fast
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro by laboratories who specialize in propagating aquatic plants. There is a huge selection of plant species that have been propagated this way. This is truly the best option for those who want absolutely zero unwanted pests, algae and pesticides. This makes them perfect for shrimp keepers and any planted tank enthusiasts alike.
NOTE: It is important to remove the tissue culture agar gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away, divide, and plant.
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
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Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
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