Echinodorus 'Dschungelstar' Nr. 3

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Midground, Specimen plant, Foreground, group
Difficulty: easy
Growth: fast

  • Echinodorus 'Python'

Habit, plant type:

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


Echinodorus 'Dschungelstar' No. 3 is also sold under the name Echinodorus 'Python' in trade. Like the other Dschungelstar hybrids it was bred in the early 1990s by Julius Hoechstetter (Trostberg).

Its special characteristic are its low-growing leaf rosettes of only 10 to 20 cm in height. Its submersed leaves are narrowly elliptic, olive green with dark red oblong spots resembling those of Echinodorus maculatus 'Leopard'. New leaves are of a brownish red under lots of light. The leaf blades grow 10 to 15 cm long and 2.5 to 3.5 cm wide.
Emersed plants have light green leaves with weak red spots and a slightly undulate margin.

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: yes

Winter hardiness: unknown

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