Cultivated under sterile conditions, ensuring the following: 

  • No pest infestations or pathogens 
  • Guaranteed algae free 
  • No snails, or snail eggs
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Plant information
Genus: Helanthium
Species: tenellum ´Red´
Family: Alismataceae
Origin: America
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 16-28°C
Growth rate: medium
Area: Foreground
Height: 3-5 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: runners


In the past, this grass-like plant was better known as „Echinodorus tenellus“. It has been one of the most popular  foreground plants for many decades and can be described as a ‘classic’. In contrast to the purely green growth form ‚parvulum‘, with good lighting the narrow-leaved growth form becomes violet reddish - a nice contrast to bright green cushion forming plants such as Micranthemum tweediei. Strongly cut back, Helanthium tenellum ´Red´ forms a dense „grass carpet“. In aquascaping individual shoots set fine accents in a landscape.

Color of drop checker
Blue: CO2 under 20 mg/L
Geen: CO2 at 30 mg/L
Yellow: CO2 at 40 mg/L

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