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    Echinodorus Magribinets

    Echinodorus Magribinets

    Origin / Breeder : Igor Filippov, Tscheljabinsk

    Rosette with lanceolate leaves, wavy leaf edge Plant color: greenish-red Additionally: suitable for beginners, additional fertilization is recommended, medium lighting, strong lighting Description: leaf up to 20 cm long, petiole up to 10 cm In fact, it is tricoloured - green petioles, the youngest leaf is raspberry, the rest is chocolate. The surface of the leaf is glossy matt, wavy at the edge, the tip of the leaf is twisted into a corkscrew. The leaf is hard. There is easily a flower shoot, a thin one, as thick as a matchstick, on which there are up to 8 daughter plants, which may give parallel root shoots. It blooms with ordinary flowers, but once on the petals there were bright beet-like strokes like tulips.

    Probably the most refined and harmonious Echinodorus I have ever seen. A hybrid plant bred under artificial conditions in 2001 by a breeder from Chelyabinsk, Igor Fillipov. Characteristically, Igor did not keep any records at all about which plants he pollinated with each other, so it is not clear which Echinodorus species are the ancestors of this plant. And the plant turned out to be very beautiful, surpassing in appearance other hybrid Echinodorus grown in well-known European nurseries. In general, the plant is inconspicuous and suitable for keeping by aquarists. Echinodorus Magribinets has an average size - up to 30 cm in diameter and up to 35 cm in height. Young leaves are dark pink and brownish when they mature. The leaf plate is stiff to the touch and has clearly visible veins. The leaf tip is slightly wavy and the edges are wavy. The leaf length reaches 20 cm, the leaf stalks on the bush are green in color and up to 10 cm long, the plant grows slowly. The plant can be grown in small aquariums with a volume of 30 liters or more. Shrubs can be planted almost anywhere in the aquarium, the leaves are upright and provide very little shade so that neighboring plants do not feel uncomfortable due to lack of light. Due to the fact that the leaves of the plant are quite tough, they are not damaged by fish and snails. A weekly exchange of 1/5 of the fresh aquarium water is required. To stimulate growth, it is desirable to introduce liquid micronutrient fertilizers. The soil should be sandy and rich in nutrients, preferably in the form of coarse river sand or fine gravel. The lighting should be bright, with an intensity of 0.5 W / l. The duration of daylight hours is 10-12 hours per day. Echinodorus Magribinets reproduces by daughter bushes, which occur in sufficient numbers in the root area of the mother bush. Also, under acceptable conditions, the plant flowers often, blooms frequently and releases a thin flowering shoot on which up to 8 daughter bushes are located. To get babies, you can also pull an adult plant out of the soil and let it float on the surface of the water. Within a few weeks, a large number of daughter plants will appear on its root system.

    A full-grown Maghribinet shrub is less than 30 cm tall, about the same diameter. It bears three basic colors: crimson young leaves, various shades of chocolate in mature leaves and green petioles. The surface of the leaf is glossy, the leaf is wavy at the edge, the tip of the leaf is twisted into a corkscrew. The leaves are hard with light veins, up to 20 cm long, the petiole is about 10 cm long. Easily gives a flower shoot, gives root shoots at the same time.[1]

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