Scientific name: Echinodorus schlueteri
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 15 - 25 cm (5.91 - 9.84 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.1 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 27 °C (69.8 - 80.6°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Rhizome
Origin (in the wild): South America
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
There are two ways that this plant can be propagated. It is a rhizome plant and this can be divided to form other plants by re-planting the divisions. The most popular method is to allow the mother plant to send out runners, at each node new plants will form and these can be separated when fresh roots have developed. It is best to add root tabs to the substrate before planting these as they do require a lot of nutrients while they are settling in.
The new leaves on this plant will display dark black spots but these will fade as the leaves mature. They are easy to grow if given the right conditions but always check for yellowing of the leaves, this is normally a sign of Iron deficiency. This plant will also benefit from the addition of a CO2 system in the aquarium.