Quick Care Facts
• Care Level: Easy • Lighting: Medium to High • Maximum Size: 24"
• Placement: Midground to Background • Water Conditions: 72-84° F, pH 5.0-7.5, KH 3-8
• Propagation: Adventitious Plants, Rhizome Division, Side Shoots from the Rhizome • Color Forms: Green, Red, Tan
Supplements: Trace Elements, CO2 Fertilization, Iron, Potassium, Substrate Fertilizer
• Origin: South America • Family: Alismataceae
Native Habitat and Species Information
Red Rubin native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility.
Echinodorus rubin, also known as the Red Rubin is an attractive Rosette plant that has vibrant-green, stemmed leaves. The Red Rubin will grow to reach 24+ inches tall and is often used as a large, beautiful centerpiece in many aquariums.
How to successfully keep Red Rubin in the home aquarium.
The Red Rubin requires a nutrient-rich substrate and iron-rich fertilizer, as well as moderate to high lighting of 2 to 4 watts per gallon from full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. The Red Rubin will benefit from CO2 injection and as with other Echinodorus species, the Red Rubin is usually left alone by herbivorous and large fish.
How to propagate and grow Red Rubin.
The Red Rubin propagates mainly from adventitious plants. Once the new plant establishes a root system and a few leaves, cut it at the root with very sharp, sterilized scissors and gently press the "baby" plant into the substrate. Freshly propagated plants can also be floated for a period of time before being planted into the substrate.
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