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    Echinodorus grisebachii Small

    Echinodorus grisebachii Small

    Light: High - Medium
    Temperature: 20-28°C
    Growth: Rapid
    Location: Background
    Height: 40cm or less
    pH: 5-8
    Water hardness: soft to hard
    CO2: 20-30mg/L
    Multiplication: Budding on flowering stem

    Basionym of : Aquarius grisebachii (Small) Christenh. & Byng

    Basionym of : Aquarius grisebachii (Small) Christenh. & Byng

    Basionym : Echinodorus grisebachii var. minor Kasselm.

    Synonym: Echinodorus amazonicus var. parviflorus (Rataj) de Wit

    heterotypic synonym: Echinodorus amazonicus Rataj

    heterotypic synonym: Echinodorus amphibius Rataj

    heterotypic synonym: Echinodorus bleherae Rataj

    heterotypic synonym: Echinodorus gracilis Rataj

    Echinodorus grisebachii grows in natural conditions in the waters of South and Central America. The plant thrives both in deep water and in the air. The plant owes its name to the German botanist Grisebach R.A. Echinodorus grisebachii is medium in size. The root system is poorly developed, the roots are thin and small. The petiole is triangular and up to 20 cm long. The upper leaves are narrow, ovate or elliptic. The tip of the leaf is pointed. The color of the leaves is green. The leaf has clearly visible veins, the number of which ranges from 3 to 7. On the upper side of the leaf there are also some translucent strokes. Leaves growing in the water column, on the other hand, are ribbon-like. The leaf plate is up to 40 cm long and about 4 cm wide. At regular intervals, the plant flowers with an erect flower stalk above the water. The flower stalk together with the inflorescence reaches a length of half a meter. Each inflorescence contains 3 to 6 flowers with a diameter of about 1 cm. Despite the fact that Echinodorus grisebachii as a plant is unpretentious, it is very rarely encountered in the collections of aquarists, and this is due to the virtual end of its supply of domestic zooseti. Under acceptable conditions of cultivation, the plant grows well and produces a large number of offshoots that grow into full-grown shrubs within a year. When transplanting shrubs or care of the aquarium should be careful not to damage the delicate leaves of Echinodorus grisebachii. The plant can be grown in both cold water and tropical aquariums, only in cooler water its growth is slowed. Water parameters are as follows: Temperature 25-26 ° C, hardness 5-15 °, pH acidity 6.5-7.5.In autumn and winter desirable to lower the water temperature to 18 ° C, thereby emulating the conditions to which the plant is used at home. Pieces of peat should be placed in the filter element of the water filter. Lighting is bright, with an intensity of 0.5 watts per liter. The duration of daylight is about 12 hours per day. The plant can be kept for a long time in low light, but its leaves will turn brown. As a soil can be used coarse river sand, piled in a layer of at least 7 cm. It should be noted that the cultivation of this type of Echinodorus with equal success can be both in the aquarium and in humid greenhouse conditions. In aquarium conditions, young bushes are obtained only by vegetative means. After daughter bushes with a few leaves and a root lobe are formed from the stems, they are carefully separated from the stem and planted in a suitable place in the aquarium.

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