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Echinodorus uruguayensis
(Echinodorus uruguayensis)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Easy
Lighting: Medium to High
Maximum Size: 24"
Placement: Midground to Background
Water Conditions: 64-76° F, pH 5.0-7.0, KH 3-8
Propagation: Adventitious Shoots, Rhizome Division
Color Forms: Dark to Lime-Green
Supplements: Iron, High Quality Substrate Fertilizer, CO2 Supplementation
Origin: South America
Family: Alismataceae
Species:Species Information
Echinodorus uruguayensis is native to South America and can be found in cool, acidic waters with a rapid current. Echinodorus uruguayensis has long, dark to lime-green leaves, making it a very beautiful centerpiece for large aquariums.
Aquarium Care
Echinodorus uruguayensis requires a nutrient rich substrate as well as moderate to high intensity lighting of at least 2 to 3 watts per gallon from full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. Cool, slightly acidic water, nutrient rich substrate, and CO2 injection will promote robust, vigorous growth (a new leaf, weekly, is not uncommon).
In contrast to other large Echinodorus species, Echinodorus uruguayensis will not form floating leaves. This species is known to form an unusual amount of leaves under optimal conditions.
Propagation Information
Echinodorus uruguayensis propagates by rhizomes or adventitious shoots. Once the new plant establishes a root system (while still connected to the "mother" plant), simply cut it at the root with very sharp, sterilized scissors and replant the "baby" into the substrate.
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