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Chain Sword Broad Leaf (Echinodorus Quadricostatus)

Echinodorus Quadricostatus, commonly known as Chain Sword Broad Leaf or Dwarf Swordplant, originates from Brazil.  This short plant is ideal for use in the foreground.  Provided with good conditions, lighting, and rich substrate or proper fertilization, Chain Sword will grow quickly spreading across the substrate through runners.

Care & Maintenance

The plant will adapt and grow differently depending on the intensity of lighting. While not required, this plant will appreciate fertilization and, if you notice yellowing leaves, add iron fertilizer such as this Liquid Iron Plant Fertilizer by Microbe-Lift. Chain Sword propagates from runners and, unlike its other cousins from the Echinodorus or Sword family of plants, remains small and compact. Under ideal conditions, it will propagate fast and cover the foreground of the aquarium, giving it a lawn-like effect.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 68-84° F
  • Tank Placement: Foreground

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!

Reviews (32)

  • 5
    Love it
    Posted by Anne Simmons on 8 Dec 2022

    I bought a second of these because the first has been such a wonderful addition. It quickly put out a shoot and started a second plant.

  • 5
    Came on time and in great condition
    Posted by Brent on 19 Oct 2022

    Came on time and in great condition

  • 4
    Plant came in health
    Posted by Kingston Wong on 30 Sep 2022

    Was surprised that I got only one plant. Has been 3+ weeks the "Mother Plant" did send out runners, so now I have 4.

  • 5
    Chain Sword Broad Leaf
    Posted by Steve Minnick on 16 Jul 2022

    The plant arrived healthy and in good condition. I have purchased all my aquarium live plants from Modern Aquarium and trust them to provide only the best plants in the best condition. I planted this plant 1 week ago and it is doing very well

  • 5
    Chain Sword Broad Leaf
    Posted by Laura on 5 Jul 2022

    Arrived packaged well. Great condition. Looks great in tank. I will purchase from Modern Aquarium again.

  • 5
    Lovely and thriving!
    Posted by Elizabeth Haluska-Rauch on 11 Mar 2022

    I haven't tried these before. I put one in the 10 gallon which has medium light and one in the 30 gallon which has bright light and both are doing well. Look forward to sharing offsets with my niece.

  • 5
    Chain sword broad Leaf
    Posted by Jermaine on 22 Feb 2022

    Look amazing and fast shipping

  • 5
    Looked great
    Posted by Jessica Payson on 11 Feb 2022

    These actually showed up in great condition.

  • 5
    Great plant
    Posted by Joe on 6 Jan 2022

    Plant arrived health and very green. Nice roots

  • 5
    Chain Sword
    Posted by Donna Bowen on 29 Nov 2021

    This was my first order and I was impressed with the entire process. My plants arrived early and are all very healthy. This looks amazing in my set up and is already showing signs of growth.

  • 5
    broad leaf chain sword
    Posted by Ricky Burns on 4 Oct 2021

    plants arrived in great shape. they are doing very well with new growth showing already.

  • 5
    Chain Sword Broad Leaf
    Posted by Steve Minnick on 14 Sep 2021

    The plant arrived in great shape! I was very pleased to see how healthy the plant was. After soaking it in room temperature for over 24 hours, I planted it in my aquarium. I hope it likes it’s new home.