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Echinodorus palifolius

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Large motherplant, grown in a 9 cm square pot.

In marshy conditions, Echinodorus palaefolius var. latifolius from Brazil has round leaves with a horizontal leaf base. Under water the leaves are narrower and longer (from 20-40 cm, and a 20-40 cm wide roset).

n the aquarium it tends to grow out of the water. This can be prevented by removing the long leaves just before they reach the water surface. The next leaves will then become shorter and the plant will remain under water. In open aquariums the plant can be allowed to grow out of the water, but the leaf margins often dry out if air humidity is low.

Type

Rosulate

Origin

South America

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate

Medium

Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height

20 - 30+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand

Medium

The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2

Low

A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.