Sagittaria Chilensis (Sagittaria platyphylla) 10 per Order
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Sagittaria platyphylla is commonly known as Chilensis or Broad Leaf Sagittaria, and is a wide blade, grass-like plant. It is green in color, fast growing and can be placed in a variety of locations within the aquarium.

Plant the Chilensis in bunches or singly in the mid-ground part of the aquarium to provide a variance of leaf styles within the aquarium. Trim any dead tips on these plants, to inhibit the entire leaf from decaying. This plant is amphibious and will grow out of the water in a small aquarium. Provide a moderate amount of light in the range of 2 to 3 watts per gallon, using full spectrum bulbs (5000-7000K).

Reproduction with this plant occurs through runners set out by the plant, or by seed production. Allow the new plant to develop a root system and immature leaves prior to separating it from the mother plant. At that time, it can then be planted in a different location, or simply left in the same position.

The Chilensis benefits from regular additions of CO2, iron rich fertilizers, and trace elements.

Medium hardy plant that needs a lot of nourishment. If allowed to grow out of the water, it will produce oval leaves on petioles with white flowers. Sold in groups of 10: Price shown is for 10 plants.

  • Common Name: Chilensis
  • Family Name: Alismataceae
  • Native To: North and Central America
  • Lighting: Low-Medium
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Background
  • Available As: Bare Root
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  • 5
    Great selection

    Posted by Sam Burbank on Apr 24th 2016

    Awesome selection and the plant was very healthy with full roots established. I am not sure if I would order this again just because of the size of the shipment. There are easily ten plants a shipment as they state, and the size was at least 11-12 inches tall. They filled up my mid section of a 55 gallon tank with ease. I will say the fish love them!

  • 5
    Nice plants

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 15th 2016

    These plants are way bigger than what I thought they might be. The plants I received are between 9"-12" tall. I have 3 tanks so the fact that 10 comes in an order is great and I had plenty of plants for all of the tanks. They work great as background plants in my 29 and 30 gal and I put them all over the place in my 55 gal. As usual they arrived healthy with a great root system.