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    Echinodorus Asperus Kropczatyj

    Echinodorus Asperus Kropczatyj

    light: much - medium
    temperature: 22-28°C
    Growth: slow
    Location: foreground
    height: 20 to 25 cm
    pH: 5-8
    water hardness: soft to hard
    Co2: 20-30mg/L

    See : Echinodorus Kropczatyj

    Variant of :' Echinodorus maculatus

    One of the smallest broad-leaved Echinodorus. The plant looks very attractive in the aquarium. It forms a dense rosette of heart-shaped green leaves covered with small brown spots. The diameter of the whole plant usually does not exceed 20-25 cm and its height is not more than 10-15 cm. The leaves are broad, ovate, have a heart-shaped base and gradually taper at the tip. The end of the leaf blade is sharpened (angle 60 °), the base in adult leaves with a small heart-shaped notch, young leaves - without notch. Leaves up to 5 cm wide, 12 cm long. Submerged leaves are often tightly twisted. Its leaves are covered with numerous red-brown spots, apparently on young leaves. Easily distinguishable 5 main veins on upper side of leaf blade slightly lighter than leaf color, clearly palpable on reverse side; transverse veins smaller and less visible. Grows well under water throughout the year and reproduces. Leaves are slightly longer than petioles, which are often invisible.

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Echinodorus 'Kropczatyj' - Digital Museum of Uniwersity of Wroclaw (