Echinodorus Horemanii Red Tissue Culture

Common Name: Horemanii Red Sword Echinodorus Horemanii Red is a spectacular variety of sword plant that can add some beautiful colors to your aquarium.  New leaves tend to be completely red like the stem while older leaves turn greener while still retaining red outlines.  Like most swords, they should be planted direct...Read more

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Common Name: Horemanii Red Sword

Echinodorus Horemanii Red is a spectacular variety of sword plant that can add some beautiful colors to your aquarium.  New leaves tend to be completely red like the stem while older leaves turn greener while still retaining red outlines.  Like most swords, they should be planted directly into the 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.  The plant can be grown both emersed and submerged and often times, new leaves can grow to the top above the water line.   Overall, this plant is easy and undemanding and very suitable for larger tanks. 

Notes:

  • 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.
  • Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state of the art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. They provide the best option for those who want to ensure that absolutely zero unwanted pests are introduced into the aquarium.
  • Remove tissue culture gel before planting.  Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.  
  • Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
  • For instructions on how to properly plant tissue culture aquarium plants, click here.
  • CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.

Family Name: Alismataceae

Origin: South Africa

Height: 8-12”

pH: 6-7.5

Care: Easy

Light: Low

Co2: Not Required

Propagation: Separate new plantlets from the root

Growth rate: Slow to Moderate

 

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