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  • Helanthium bolivianum 'Quadricostatus' in pot
  • close-up of potted Helanthium bolivianum 'Quadricostatus'
  • Helanthium bolivianum 'Quadricostatus' submersed in aquarium
  • Helanthium bolivianum 'Quadricostatus' submersed in aquarium
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Helanthium bolivianum 'Quadricostatus'

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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

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate

High

Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height

10 - 15+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand

Low

The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2

Low

A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.