Scientific name: Echinodorus “Ozelot”
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 40 cm (7.87 - 15.75 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 8.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 30°N (71.43 - 535.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Rhizome
Origin (in the wild): Cultivated form / Hybrid
How fast these plants grow: Fast
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
This plant is a cultivar from other Echinodorus species.
This is a very easy plant to propagate, they are a rhizome plant so to obtain more plants from it just cut pieces off the rhizome, these will then generate into new plants. Always make sure that when the rhizome pieces are re-planted that they are not completely submerged into the substrate, if they are the rhizome.
This is a very hardy plant that does not demand too many special needs to keep it happy. It has been cultivated by hybridising Echinodorus schluteri and Echinodorus barthii. It displays dark spots on its reddish-brown leaves; these are more noticeable on the newer leaves and unlike some of the other Echinodorus species, the spots do not fade under lower lighting levels.