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    Echinodorus Florence


    Origin / Breeder : Helena Rindova (Czech Republic)

    Rosette with lanceolate leaves, short stems, wavy leaf edge Plant color: light green / light brown, bright red, red color of young leaves In addition: suitable for beginners, suitable for nano aquariums Medium lighting, strong lighting Description: Echinodorus Florence - a hybrid of Helena Rindova (Czech Republic), translated from Latin - flowering . It is a cross between Echinodorus Horemanii red and Echinodorus x Barthii. The result is a very attractive small plant with ruby red xiphoid leaves, which makes it very suitable as a tapeworm in small aquariums.

    Echinodorus Florence is characterized by a luxurious red shade of young leaves. The type of color of an adult bush is largely determined by external factors. Under ideal conditions, the redness of Florence is retained even on old leaves. Under less favorable conditions, the leaves turn olive or green. The narrow, reddish or olive-green lanceolate leaves form a lush rosette. Over time, a plant with 30 to 45 leaves forms. Plant height 25 - 45 cm, width 25 cm It is recommended to add top dressing by burying it in the roots and replacing the water regularly, about 1/5 - 1/4 of the volume of the aquarium. Echinodorus Florence prefers fine silty gravel with a thickness of 6 - 8 cm, bright lighting is required 9 - 12 hours a day. Echinodorus Florence reproduces vegetatively and produces a flowering shoot on which a daughter plant gradually forms. When leaves and roots are formed, it is cut off and transplanted. As one of the most attractive hybrid Echinodorus plants, the plant is ideal for planting in the center of the aquarium against the background of greenery and other aquatic vegetation. The plant does not belong to the capricious category and is also recommended for beginners.[1]

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