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.
Broadleaf Sagittaria is also available potted.
Disclaimer: Due to local restrictions this plant does not ship to Washington.
Plants at Modern Aquarium
At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!
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.
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.
Planted and waiting for them to grown! Great healthy looking plants!
Perfect size for my betta aquarium. Plant was in great condition, vibrant green and no dead leaves.
They were easy to plant and the snails spend lots of time on their leaves. They seem very healthy.
I was very pleased with the leaf fullness and the large root size of the sag
The plant arrived healthy and it is still doing great.
Very healthy strong plants,look really good in the tank and my pleco love riding the leaves.
Nice healthy plants & good roots. Growing fast & well, so far!
Such care was obviously taken with these in packing and shipping because they arrived in pristine condition!!!
This is a really nice sturdy plant. I plan to buy a lot more of them. They don't melt due to shipping or transplanting.
As another reviewer mentioned, the "set of 2 bunches" could more accurately be described as "set of 2 plants," rather than the clump represented in the photo. The plants arrived today in great shape. Each plant had well developed roots and were healthy. I have never had this plant before, and was delighted to find that they are a much darker green than they look in the photo - darker than the sagitteria subulata I have kept, as well. I am pleased with this interesting dark color that is different from my other plants.