Video: Echinodorus Istmicus
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Echinodorus istmicus is a popular aquarium plant that forms dense thickets of dense bright green rosettes of elongated leaves that do not have cuttings. Distributed in Western India and Central America.
Plant height - 10-20 cm. Perennial grass with thickened rhizome, in nature grows mainly in marsh conditions. The terrestrial form, up to 20 cm high, has lanceolate leaves on a short petiole, narrowed towards the top and base, with three veins. Leaf length 5, width 1 cm.
The aquatic form of the plant has narrow lanceolate leaves on a very short petiole, leaf length up to 20 cm, width up to 10 cm.
Propagated by seeds, vegetatively from rhizomes and from dormant leaf buds on flower whorls. The plant grows well at 20-30 ° C in medium hard water (KH 2-15 °) with a neutral pH value (6-7) under moderate to strong light.
The soil for planting in a pot should consist of equal parts of leafy earth or peat and sand. Sprinkle the top of the pot with regular aquarium soil to prevent nutrient leaching. Each bush very quickly forms 2-3 whiskers, on which young plants appear one after another. Such a mustache with 2-3 daughter plants can be separated from the mother bush and planted in a new place. Growth rate is average.
Echinodorus speckled (Echinodorus aspersus) is a herbaceous bush without a stem with heart-shaped leaves collected in a rosette. Cuttings of leaves are the same length as leaf plates; leaves are green with small brown specks. The bush reaches a height of 10 centimeters, in diameter - 20-25 centimeters
Echinodorus osiris is common in the water bodies of Brazil, found in the province of Parana.Plant height up to 60 cm, it has a powerful root system with cord-like roots. It produces emergent leaves very rarely, usually when grown in a humid greenhouse
The four-ribbed echinodorus (Burhead, Amazon Sword Plant) is common in Brazil. Plant height 5-10 cm.The thickened rhizome is firmly held in the ground. The terrestrial form of the plant, the height of which is about 10 cm, has petiole leaves, dark green, oval, narrowed at the base and apex, 4 cm long and 10 mm wide
Echinodorus rough, or large-leaved Echinodorus is distributed from Venezuela to Brazil. The plant reaches a height of up to 30 cm, occupies an area of approximately the same diameter.It has a powerful fibrous root system and white cord-like roots. Lea
Echinodorus large, or major, is common in South America. Plant height - up to 60-70 cm. It is a herbaceous bush without a stem with elongated wavy lanceolate leaves with short petioles collected in a rosette.The root system is well developed, the roots are thick, cord-like