Helanthium is a genus of plants in the Alismataceae, native to the Western Hemisphere. There are three recognized species; Helanthium Bilivianum, Helanthium Tenellum, Helanthium Zombiense
It is most beautiful when planted in groups, each roset becoming 15-20 cm wide.
In good conditions, it produces runners which spread over the bottom. Very light leaves are a sign of a shortage of micro-nutrients. There is some confusion about the name of this plant, and it has been sold as Echinodorus bolivianus var. magdalenensis. "
Origin: South America
Growth rate: High
Light demand: Low
CO2 : Low