Helanthium ‘Quadricostatus’

Echinodorus ‘Quadricostatus’ from South America has characteristic light-green leaves 10-15 cm long which form a good contrast to the darker aquarium plants. It is most beautiful when planted in groups, each roset becoming 15-20 cm wide. In good conditions it produces runners which spread over the bottom. Very light 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.

Previously known as Echinodorus ‘Quadricostatus’.

Plant info
Type: Rosulate
Origin: South America
Growth rate:
Height: 10 – 15+
Light demand:
CO2 :

Vesicularia dubyana ‘Christmas’

A moss speciality from Brasil, 1-3 cm tall, called “Christmas tree moss”, because of its side branch structure which distinguishes it from ordinary Vesicularia dubyana and looks like fir tree branches.
It is more demanding than ordinary Java moss and grows more slowly. It attaches readily to roots and stones, and as it spreads in the water it needs pruning to keep its shape attractive. See also Taxiphyllum barbieri.

Plant info
Type: Moss
Origin: South America
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 3 – 5+
Light demand: Medium
CO2 :

Micranthemum tweediei ‘Monte Carlo’

Micranthemum tweediei ‘Monte Carlo’ originates from Argentina. It has compact, round and fresh light green leaves on creeping stalks and creates a fast-growing carpet in the front of the aquarium.
The plant can grow in light shadow, but requires good light conditions, as well as CO2 additive, in order to develop optimally and become really compact.

Plant info
Type: Carpeting
Origin: South America
Growth rate:
Height: 3 – 5+
Light demand: Medium
CO2 : Medium