Scientific name: Echinodorus “Tricolour”
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 40 cm (7.87 - 15.75 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.5 - 7.8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 30°N (0 - 535.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 29 °C (71.6 - 84.2°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Rhizome
Origin (in the wild): Cultivated form / Hybrid
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Foreground
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 plant is a hybrid from several different Echinodorus species and has proven to be very hardy in the aquarium. It displays dark spots on its reddish coloured leaves but as they age, these leaves will turn to a golden colour. It will require a nutrient rich substrate but has no other special requirements.