Sword Broad Leaf Chain (Echinorodus quadricostatus) 10 per Order

(3 reviews)
0.06 LBS
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Broad Leaf Chain sword (Echinodorus quadricostatus) is a great choice for foreground areas of the aquarium. Upright lance shaped leaves create a carpet 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 by runners that form plantlets. If these plantlets are floating just replant them in the desired location of the aquarium.
(sold 10 per order)

  • Common Name: Broad Leaf Chain Sword
  • Family Name: Alismataceae
  • Native To: Central and South America
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 6 - 8
  • Growth Demands: Moderate
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement in Tank: Front
  • Available As: Bare Root
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  • 1
    I don't know

    Posted by Darin Cawthon on Feb 5th 2017

    Sword, Amazon (Echinodorus bleheri) Sword, Amazon Compacta (Echinorodus bleheri 'Compacta' Those above in my order grew AMAZINGLY well. These all died. Still have the above two. I've always wanted to see a chain sword shoot it's runners, but the compacta is so nice I don't know if I care.

  • 5
    Easy to keep foreground plant

    Posted by Frank Drescher on Aug 11th 2012

    This plants grows great in low-tech setups. It stays low and quickly grows runners. I tried different foreground plants but this we the fastest growing and easiest to keep in different low-tech settings. Highly recommended for beginners.

  • 5
    excellent price and health

    Posted by Perry on Oct 26th 2008

    All my broad leaf chains were healthy, about 6 inches tall and under a buck for each!