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Echinodorus 'Red Flame'

°C
°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground
Difficulty: easy
Growth: fast

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Echinodorus

Description: 

Echinodorus 'Red Flame' was bred by Hans Barth (Dessau, Germany) in the late 1990s, according to information provided by the breeder from a group of the variety E. 'Ozelot'.
'Red Flame' has a dense rosette of an overall height of up to 30 cm. Its submersed leaves have a beautiful reddish-brown/light-green spotted pattern. The leaf blade is narrowly ovate, grows 20 cm long and 10 cm wide, the leaf stalk can reach a length of up to 10 cm.

Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 15 to 30 °C
Optimum temperature 20 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 21 °dKH
pH value 5 to 7 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: fast

Propagation: Proliferating inflorescences, Rhizomteilung

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Aquascaping: very colourful plant for accents

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