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Sword Broad Leaf Chain (Echinorodus Quadricostatus)

Sword Broad Leaf Chain (Echinorodus Quadricostatus)
Moderate
Medium
Moderate
Plant Type:
Rosette
Size:
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 10 - 15 cm (3.94 - 5.91 inch)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2):
10 to 40 mg/l
Temperature:
21 - 28 °C (69.8 - 82.4°F)
Placement:
Foreground

Broad Leaf Chain sword (Echinodorus quadricostatus) is a amazing choice for foreground areas of the aquarium. Upright lance shaped leaves create a flooring 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 via runners that form plantlets. If these plantlets are floating simply replant them inside the favored area of the aquarium.

This plant is ideal as a foreground plant for larger aquariums but also it makes a splendid plant for small aquariums as they do not take up tons of space and are easy to maintain. They may adapt to lower ranges of lighting but the growth rate can be reduced.