Pigmy Chain Sword, Echinodorus tenellus, Narrow Leaf, potted

Pigmy Chain Sword, Echinodorus tenellus, Narrow Leaf, potted

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 Echinodorus tenellus also known as Narrow Leaf Chain Sword, or Pygmy chain Sword is a great sword plant to be used in the foreground or mid-ground areas of the aquarium.  Echinodorus tenellus spreads by runners and can form a nice carpet in the foreground areas of the aquarium.  

Hardiness: Easy
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Rosette
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Echinodorus
Region: North, Central, and South America
Size: 2-3 inches (5-8cm)
Growth Rate: Fast

You are buying 1 potted plant that will cover approx. a 3" x 3" area.

Potted plants are better to start with then "bunched" plants as they have their entire root system intact which makes them less likely to go into shock when transplanted into your aquarium and spread much faster.

Planting Instructions

Potted plants are started in rock wool. To plant remove as much rock wool as possible. Most of the rock wool will pull off. If you have any left and want it off, shake the plants gently by holding it by the plant and shaking in water. Leaving some rock wool will help anchor the plant in your substrate.

To separate the plant into individual plants grab the stems right above the root and pull gently. The roots should separate if they don't stop pulling and try other stems. Swirling this plant in water will help each individual plant separate easier. 

Only plant the root in your substrate, not any of the plant itself or this can cause melting or shock, for more information on planting and caring for your plants please go here

http://www.plantedaquariumscentral.com/informative-articles.html

5 Stars
Excellent plant!
I got 2 of these plants about 2 months ago and I've now got around 20 of them. These guys spread FAST! If you are looking for a plant to make a carpet, this is perfect. It looks awesome and is very easy to grow.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from New York. on 2/13/2014
5/5
5 Stars
Very satisfied
Beautiful plants, I received exactly what was pictured, great packaging, and timely shipping. I would definatly buy from these folks again
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Massachusetts. on 6/10/2014
5/5
5 Stars
Great Plant
Received this plant in a timely fashion. Was surprised about how lush they were and how they were exactly as pictured. Great addition for forground or midground. Recommend this plant to anyone interested and due to its growth can be a great carpet plant in your tank
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Houston, TX. on 11/19/2014
5/5
5 Stars
customer
These plants are beautiful. The pot it came in was full and lush. I put it in the tank and my shrimp were all over it. I intend to divide it, but it's so perfect I don't have the heart to touch it yet. I can't imagine buying a plant from anyone else.
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Reviewed by:  from Perris CA. on 1/15/2016
5/5
5 Stars
healthy and large
Received a healthy mature plant and it's doing well under high lighting in my 5.5 gallon nano planted tank. Shipping was super fast. The specimen I received was larger than I expected - approximately six inches tall and just as wide at the top. I had to do some trimming to fit it in the spot I had picked out in my tank but no complaints.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Virginia . on 8/28/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Mr.
This is one tough little plant. I bought some 5-6 years ago. Not only did it survived moving 1000 mile. It survived over a year of stagnant water, which drained the water right down to the gravel (a month of business travel without anyone to feed my fish started a year or two of fish tank depression). Now that the tank is up and running again, I have new sprigs of this popping up all over.
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Reviewed by:  from MD and MS. on 7/3/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Very nice quick spreading plant
I received 5 of these little plants and within about 6 weeks they spread close to 20,they are fast growers and make a nice foreground cover plant.
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 6/16/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Outstanding plant
Just received my pygmy chain swords and was absolutely amazed at the beautiful and extremely healthy plants that were sent and also how much they look like the website photo. The packaging was done with great care for the plants safe and healthy arrival. I am so glad I purchased from this company and I will definitely purchase from them again. Extremely pleased customer !!!
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Reviewed by:  from Roanoke, VA. on 2/17/2017
5/5

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