ChainSword - Narrow Leaf - Echinodorus tenellus

The Chain Sword - Narrow Leaf, is also known as the Pygmy Chain Sword.  This plant has very linear leaves, almost without petioles. It is amphibious, and will grow either partially or fully submersed.

Water Conditions   
68-84° F
KH 3-8
pH 6.2-7.5

Provide a moderate amount of light in the range of 2 to 3 watts per gallon, using full spectrum bulbs. I
t prefers water that has a neutral pH and a nutrient rich substrate.


of  this plant occurs through runners set out by the plant, or by seed production. Allow the new plant to develop a root system and immature leaves prior to separating it from the mother plant.