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    Echinodorus Scarlet Snake

    Echinodorus Scarlet Snake


    Origin / Breeder : Fa. Dennerle Plants, Vinningen

    Rosette with ribbon-shaped leaves Plant color: dark brown red color of young leaves Additional: suitable for aquariums from 50 cm in height, CO₂ supply required, additional fertilization recommended, strong lighting Description: Echinodorus Scarlet Snake has been in the assortment of aquarium plants for over 10 years. However, it is still a rare hybrid of Echinodorus, known only to collectors and lovers of new and rare plants. Echinodorus Scarlet Snake has straight, narrow-lanceolate leaves. The petioles are short and smoothly merge into the leaf plate. The color of the young leaf is saturated dark red, then the color turns reddish brown and the old leaves are brown. On the leaf plate clearly shows a pattern of strokes, reminiscent of the skin of a snake. It usually bears quite a lot of leaves. In culture Echinodorus Scarlet Snake is rather undemanding. The chemical parameters of the water do not have a particular impact on the development of the plant, it is equally comfortable in both soft and hard water. The temperature of the content is 20-28°C. However, for the successful growth of Echinodorus Scarlet Snake, a nutritious substrate is essential. The introduction of liquid micronutrient fertilizers, additional supply of carbon dioxide, bright lighting provide a better appearance of the plant, accelerate the rate of vegetation and depth of color of the plant. Echinodorus Scarlet Snake reproduces from daughter plants with flowering shoots. It should be noted that many shoots die during the rooting process. The growth rate is not high, it is a slow hybrid. However, we believe that Echinodorus Scarlet Snake is very promising and deserves wide acceptance.[1]

    1. Kostiantyn Loboda, Black Water
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Roman Trifonov, Moskau Aquarium Pflanzen