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Re: Giant E. tenellus
Roger Miller wrote:
>A couple years ago I bought a few (5, I think) plants that the local
>store called "pygmy chain swords". I assumed that the plant was
>E. tenellus ......
>the plants started putting on longer leaves and soon they
>got over 10 inches long and reached the water surface in a 20
>gallon "long" tank......
I>n addition to the details above, I can add that the plant when
>grown under fairly dim light tends to stay small, with leaves no
>wider than 3 or 4 mm wide and about 3 inches long. Under
>brighter light they grow longer leaves and under some conditions
>the leaves also get up to 6 or 7 mm wide.
Roger, I had a similar experience with E. tenellus (in a rockwool
pot labelled by the grower/distributor). It started out short, soon
carpetted the bottom, but as it became more crowded, the leaves
reached upward instead of outward in a nice arch. The foreground
was filled with about 4-5" leaves, and the more shady areas had
leaves 6-8" long. I ended up pulling them all out and replanting with
Also, I had tried Sag. subulata previously, but that one grew huge.
So you probably had E. tenellus.