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Broadleaf Chilensis (Sagittaria Platyphylla)

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Broadleaf Chilensis Sagittaria

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.

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

Plants at Modern Aquarium

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Reviews (17)

  • 5
    Sag. Chillensis
    Posted by Laura on 7 Sep 2022

    Received Jungle Val instead but was pleased.

  • 5
    Broadleaf Chilensis
    Posted by Danny A Karr on 2 Sep 2022

    Great plant Looks great in the aquarium. I love it

  • 5
    beautiful plant
    Posted by Melissa Mooney on 14 Jul 2022

    Beautiful plant. Came alive and well. thriving

  • 5
    Mine were huge!
    Posted by Matt Schock on 26 Feb 2022

    I’m not sure if I got the wrong order or if these just grow like crazy but mine were at least 6 inches long. I ordered Italian Val. And they were almost just as long. I’m not too concerned because they look super good! They’ve got a really nice green and the leaves are pretty thick. Still happy with the order though. It looks like they’re taking well in the tank.

  • 2
    Broadleaf "Chilensis" (Sagittaria Platyphylla) - Set of 2 Bunches
    Posted by JoelW on 17 Feb 2022

    This came as 2 single plants rather than the "set of 2 bunches" advertised. Also, they seem to have leaves that were longer and narrower than the photo on the website. Because of this I found them to be unsuitable as foreground plants. Also, many of their leaves quickly seemed to start dying off, once planted. I think one of the plants may be OK, but the other may be too far gone to establish itself in the tank. In general, I would not recommend.

  • 5
    Specimens came in great health
    Posted by Alysha Lockyer on 24 Jan 2022

    Planted and waiting for them to grown! Great healthy looking plants!

  • 5
    Gorgeous plant!
    Posted by Lindsay on 9 Nov 2021

    Perfect size for my betta aquarium. Plant was in great condition, vibrant green and no dead leaves.

  • 5
    The snails like these
    Posted by Glenn on 25 Aug 2021

    They were easy to plant and the snails spend lots of time on their leaves. They seem very healthy.

  • 5
    Broadleaf Sagittaria
    Posted by Rich R on 8 Apr 2021

    I was very pleased with the leaf fullness and the large root size of the sag

  • 5
    Very Green
    Posted by Unknown on 16 Mar 2021

    The plant arrived healthy and it is still doing great.

  • 5
    Posted by Tamara Mort on 12 May 2020

    Very healthy strong plants,look really good in the tank and my pleco love riding the leaves.

  • 5
    broadleaf chilensis
    Posted by Elaine on 5 May 2020

    Nice healthy plants & good roots. Growing fast & well, so far!