Echinodorus Small Bear Tissue Culture
Common Name: Small Bear Sword Tissue Culture
Echinodorus Small Bear Sword is the smaller variety of its cousin, Echinodorus Big Bear. Like most aquatic swords, they should be planted directly into a quality aquarium substrate. When using inert substrates such as sand or gravel, it is important to supplement these aquatic plants with root tabs as Echinodorus species are heavy root feeders. Echinodorus Small Bear can be grown both emersed and submerged and often times, new leaves can grow to the top above the water line. Overall, this aquatic plant is easy, undemanding and very suitable for larger sized planted tanks.
- 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
Co2: Not Required
Propagation: Separate new plantlets from the root
Growth rate: Slow to Moderate