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Echinodorus uruguayensis

Echinodorus uruguayensis

Scientific name: Echinodorus uruguayensis

Family: Alismataceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 55 cm (7.87 - 21.65 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.1 - 7.8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 15 - 26 °C (59 - 78.8°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: Medium

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle

Family

Alismataceae

Origin

South America; they are found in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.

Planting Area

Midground to Background

Propagation

This plant is a rhizome plant but once it is divided it can take a while before the pieces get back up to their full growth rate.

Difficulty

Easy

Short Description

These make a great specimen plant but they do require a lot of space in the aquarium. They require nutrients in the substrate and will benefit from the addition of CO2 to the aquarium. Sometimes these can be difficult to obtain from suppliers but they can usually be ordered if you are prepared to wait. They have long slender leaves; the leaf width may vary from plant to plant.

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