Echinodorus palaefolius var. latifolius

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Ross, 11 Mar 2009.

  1. Ross

    Ross Member

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    Now I have one of these in my tank and it keeps growing really nice red leafs and the sending nice red ones out of the tank is this normal?
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    If the tank is small then they will grow out:

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  3. Ross

    Ross Member

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    Yes thats what happens its a 90x45x45 its stared shooting up again.
     
  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    This plant has a tendency to do this, here a quote I picked up while doing a quick search:

     
  5. steevwatson

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    Sorry to revive such an old thread but I was just wondering are these able to grow so well above water at normal UK humidity. Do they need to be sprayed often?




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  6. zozo

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    Depends on the Echinodorus sp, some do some don't.. Spraying in a living room invironment under artificial light wont make much of a difference. It evaporates again before it has the chance of doing any good.. :) Than you would realy need a closed system with a hood to keep the air humidity at steady levels. So it's kinda trail and error to find a sp. that aint to fussy about lower air humidities.

    Seeing the aboved picture, if that is a E. palaefolius it already answers the question i guess.. Personaly i have the Jungle star cultivar from Dennerle growing like this, it also stands in a pot in the living room and holds on pretty good. Seem more Echinodorus like this, but didn't found out with sp they were.
     

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