Helanthium Tenellus Broad Leaf Tissue Culture

Aquatic Plants
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Tissue culture plants are cultivated in sterile lab settings ensuring your plant is free from pests, snails and algae! These are young specimen that are grown in emersed forms. Gel should always be removed prior to planting.

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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.

High lighting and CO2 injection are not necessarily required to grow Echinodorus Tenellus, but is highly recommended for quicker and fuller growth. To plant, simply separate larger mats into small portions and plant each portion an inch or so apart half way into the substrate. Once established, regular trimming will be required.

Common Name Echinodorus Tenellus
Helanthium Tenellus
Care Easy
Lighting Medium to High
CO2 Recommended
Suggested Placement Foreground
Propagation Trim and plant runners
Growth Rate Moderate to Fast
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