Echinodorus “Red Special”
Scientific name: Echinodorus “Red Special”
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 10 - 30 cm (3.94 - 11.81 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.5 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 30°N (0 - 535.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 30 °C (71.6 - 86°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Rhizome
Origin (in the wild): Cultivated form / Hybrid
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
This plant is a hybrid, it has been cultivated from several different species of plants.
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 plant displays bright red colouration on its leaves; this has been created by hybridising this plant to lock the qualities required. It can be used as a single specimen plant or several planted together will create a nice effect. Always ensure that there are nutrients in the substrate for the roots to feed on, it has no other demands in the aquarium.