Echinodorus Palaefolius is naturally found in marshy type conditions. It features rounded leaves, but when submerged, this aquatic plant sports leaves that are bit more narrow and lengthy. Like most swords, this variant is also a heavy root feeder and should be planted in a nutrient-rich aquarium substrate to provide optimal conditions. If planted in an inert substrate such as sand or a gravel, care should be taken to provide another form of nutritious supplement whether via root tabs or a quality plant fertilizer. Newer leaves may produce a slight reddish tint and will fully color up as the plant matures. It has quite a few trade names and is often mistaken as some of the following: Latifolius, Echinodorus Rigidifolius, Echinodorus Subalatus, and Echinodorus Cordifolius.
With a nutrient rich substrate these plants will tolerate most lighting conditions, but moderate to high lighting is ideal. CO2 injection is not necessary but will help the plant grow faster if desired. Also a fast grower, regular pruning will be required to allow light filtration to lower levels of the plant. Echinodorus Palaefolius will grow submersed or emersed. The emersed form has the potential to produce lovely white flowers.
Family Name: Alismataceae
Origin: South America
Co2: Not necessary
Propagation: Adventitious shoots
Growth rate: Fast
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