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Tropica Helanthium 'Quadricostatus' in Pot

by Tropica


  • Helanthium ‘Quadricostatus’ from South America has characteristic light green leaves 10-15 cm long which offer a great contrast to the darker aquarium plants.
  • It is most beautiful when planted in groups, each rosette becoming 15-20 cm wide.
  • Thrives well even at a rather low light.
  • In good conditions, it produces runners which spread over the bottom.
  • Very pale leaves are a sign of a shortage of micro-nutrients.
  • There is some confusion about the name of this plant, and it has been sold as Echinodorus bolivianus var. magdalenensis.


Type: Rosulate
Origin: South America
Growth rate:
Height: 10 - 15+
Light demand:
CO2 :