Common Name: Echinodorus Uruguayensis
Echinodorus Uruguayensis is a variant in the Echinodorus family that has a number of forms in the hobby and is widely recognized by many trade names such as Echinodorus Africanus, Echinodorus Horemanii, Echinodorus Viridis and more. Common in the aquarium hobby, E. Uruguayensis is easily found and a great choice for beginner hobbyists and experienced hobbyists alike. This aquatic plant is recommended for large aquariums or even in an outdoor pond setup as it has the capability of growing extremely large if given the best conditions.
- 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