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Broadleaf "Chilensis" (Sagittaria Platyphylla) - Potted

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Broadleaf Chilensis Sagittaria | Potted

Broadleaf "Chilensis" or Giant Sagittaria, known by its scientific name as Sagittaria Platyphylla, originates from North America and Southeast Asia. The common name "giant" is a little bit misleading because this plant is low-growing. The "giant" monicker refers to the size of its leaves which are thicker than those of other similar Sagittaria species.

Care & Maintenance

Broadleaf Sagittaria is easy to care for but it appreciates good lighting and fertilization, including iron supplementation. Provided with good conditions and time, this plant will form a dense "carpet" across the aquarium foreground. It propagates through runners.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 72-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Foreground - Midground

Sagittaria looks best when planted in small groups of several plants in the foreground of the aquarium.

Broadleaf Sagittaria is also available as bare-root plants.

Disclaimer: Due to local restrictions this plant does not ship to Washington.

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