Helanthium Tenellus ‘Red’

$24.90 inc. tax

Plant info

Type: Carpeting
Origin: Americas
Growth rate: Slow
Height: 5 – 10+
Light demand: Medium
CO2 : Low

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Description

H. tenellus ‘Red’ is best used as a mid- to foreground plant. It is most always utilized as a lawn, since that is its natural growth pattern. In high-tech tanks, the narrow-leaved variety, due to the rich red coloration of the new growth, can quickly become the focal point to a layout. At other times, the use of sparse growth intertwined up through a smaller lawn of a different plant variety can add depth and dimension to the layout. It achieves a natural wild look that can be quite pleasing. More time and care is required to maintain such an appearance because the plant naturally wants to continue spreading and filling in. In an iwagumi layout, H. tenellum lends itself to being the second-tiered foreground plant.

Because it is naturally a plant of marshy habitats, H. tenellum is also well suited to paludariums and terrariums as long as the roots stay submerged. If grown emersed, the leaves will be wider and on shorter stems.


Not all plants are equal. We work really hard to make sure you get the best quality plants at the best prices. What you can expect to receive are as per photos. Plants are snail free, algae free and in great health. Tissue culture plants can vary in quantity and size. Tissue culture plants will continue to grow in their cups until the nutrients within the media is completely exhausted. Store in a cool and clean area if you do not intend to plant immediately. Plant immediately once opened. Please refer to our guide on tissue culture plants.

We recommend the usage of a 2HR Aquarist Fertilizer with all our aquarium plants for the best growth, colouration and plant health.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 cm

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