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    Echinodorus Dschungelstar Nr. 11 Roter Cordifolius

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar Nr.11 Roter Cordifolius

    light: much-medium
    temperature: 22-28°C
    Growth: fast
    Location: background
    height: up to 80 cm
    pH: 5-8
    Water hardness: soft to hard
    Co2: 20-30mg/L
    propagation: adventitious plants

    on the flower stalk

    Origin / Breeder : Fa. Dennerle Plants, Vinningen

    The plant is large and requires a spacious aquarium. Under favorable conditions, the plant has a fairly attractive appearance and can significantly beautify the interior of the aquarium. Echinodorus Red cordifolius has a small stem. The leaves of the plant are located in petioles. The leaves are oval, 15-20 cm long and about 10 cm wide, the edges of the leaf plate are slightly wavy. The leaves have a red-green color with distinct veins. The rhizome is strong. The height of the bush reaches 40 cm, the growth rate is high. It is necessary to keep Echinodorus cordifolia red in a spacious aquarium with a height of at least 50 cm. The plant looks very beautiful when planted in the middle part of the aquarium, surrounded by other types of aquarium plants. The plant does not tolerate shading, so all neighboring bushes should either be smaller or have a certain distance from it. Water parameters are as follows: Temperature 22-26°C, hardness dH 8-16°, acidity pH 6.8-7.5. Lighting should be bright and have an intensity of 0.5 W/l. Daylight hours are about 12 hours per day. The plant tolerates a temporary drop in water temperature to 12 °C and an increase to 28 °C. In addition, the plant must be given a seasonal rest period 2 times a year for 4-6 weeks at a water temperature of about 20 °C. In the case of very high light intensity, the plant forms superficial leaves, which must be cut off so as not to spoil the decorative appearance of the shrub. The soil should be slightly silty, as the roots of the plant rot in soil that is too silty. It is recommended to put a few lumps of clay and charcoal under the roots of the plant. It is desirable to plant a plant in ceramic pots with a diameter of up to 10 cm, in which a mixture of coarse-grained river sand and peat with clay is used as a substrate. To limit the rapid growth of the bush, some aquarists recommend cutting its roots regularly. Echinodorus red cordifolius reproduces by daughter bushes and seeds, although it is quite difficult to obtain young plants from seeds, as their germination capacity is very low. After flowering, daughter bushes appear on the stem of the plant. Immediately after flowering, the flower stalk is immersed in water, where daughter bushes are formed on it over time. When several leaves appear on it, they are carefully separated from the flower arrow and planted in the ground in a new place. It should be noted that under favorable conditions, the plant produces up to 3 flower stalks per year.

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