Common Name: Creeping Burhead
Echinodorus cordifolius is a large heart-oval shaped plant with dark glossy green leaves that reach up to 16 in. of height. This plants leaves are characterized by its prominent deep veins and lines of translucent spots. This variant of Echinodorus is a very tall sword which makes it more suitable for taller tanks. Like all swords, Echinodorus cordifolius is very easy to care for which makes it a great choice for beginner hobbyists.
Echinodorus cordifolius is a true aquatic plant and should be planted directly into a quality aquarium substrate. When using inert substrates such as sand or gravel, it is important to supplement the plants with root tabs as Echinodorus are heavy root feeders. Overall, this aquatic plant is easy, undemanding and very suitable for larger planted aquariums.
- Echinodorus is a very hardy species of aquatic plants. Most Echinodorus require nutrient-dense soil to thrive as they are heavy root feeders.
- Echinodorus grow fairly large and are more suitable for larger planted aquariums.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its pot. Remove the cotton surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly prep "potted" aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Alismaaceae
Origin: South America
Co2: Not Required
Propagation: Separate new plantlets from the root
Growth rate: Slow to Moderate