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Sagittaria platyphylla is commonly known as Chilensis or Broad Leaf Sagittaria, and is a wide blade, grass-like plant. It is green in color, fast growing and can be placed in a variety of locations within the aquarium.
Plant the Chilensis in bunches or singly in the mid-ground part of the aquarium to provide a variance of leaf styles within the aquarium. Trim any dead tips on these plants, to inhibit the entire leaf from decaying. This plant is amphibious and will grow out of the water in a small aquarium. Provide a moderate amount of light in the range of 2 to 3 watts per gallon, using full spectrum bulbs (5000-7000K).

Reproduction with this plant occurs through runners set out by the plant, or by seed production. Allow the new plant to develop a root system and immature leaves prior to separating it from the mother plant. At that time, it can then be planted in a different location, or simply left in the same position.

The Chilensis benefits from regular additions of CO2, iron rich fertilizers, and trace elements.

Quick Stats:
Care Level: Moderate
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Mid-ground
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
Propogation: Runners, Seeds
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Green
Supplements: CO2 Fertilization, Iron, Potassium, Substrate Fertilizer, Trace Elements
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Family: Alismataceae

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