Helanthium bolivianum

amily: Alismataceae

Common Name: Chain Sword

Origin and Habitat: Neotropical; reported from areas in Mexico, Central America, West Indies, and South America down to northern Argentina.

Ideal position in aquarium

A fore-ground and mid-ground plant in large tanks, or background in smaller tanks.

Lighting requirements

Moderate; under brighter light the leaves will be smaller [see additional comments under Physical Description].

Growth rate


Water parameters for Chain Sword

Soft to moderately hard (4 to 15 dGH), acidic to basic (pH up to 7.5), temperature 22-30C/72-86F.

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