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 :

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

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis from South America can grow very compact, but a “lawn effect” (4-7 cm tall) is only achieved at high light intensity. When planting in the aquarium small clumps (approx. 1/8 pot) should be placed a few centimetres apart to help the plants grow together more quickly. Place in an open position without shading from other plants to ensure good light. Lilaeopsis brasiliensis can be used in garden ponds, and also tolerates low salt concentrations in brackish aquariums.

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