Scientific name: Echinodorus uruguayensis
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 55 cm (7.87 - 21.65 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.1 - 7.8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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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
South America; they are found in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.
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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.
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.