Common Name: Echinodorus Tricolor
Echinodorus Tricolor is a cultivated variant originating from the Czech Republic. This aquatic plant earns its name due to three different color variations that have the potential to appear when keeping this aquatic plant. Echinodorus Tricolor features oblong, ovate leaves that are a light green hue when they are young and later maturing into a deeper green. New leaves also have the potential to show a pink coloration with bronze dots. Like most sword species, Echinodorus Tricolor is easy to keep in a planted aquarium and will do well as long as it's given a good aquarium substrate for nutrients and medium lighting.
Amazon sword plants will grow submersed or emersed. Emersed plants also have the ability to produce lovely white flowers above the water.
- 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: Alismataceae
Origin: South America
Co2: Not necessary
Propagation: Adventitious shoots
Growth rate: Fast