Continent: South America
Region: South America
Country of origin: Brazil
Height: 25-50 cm
Width: 20-30 cm
Light requirements: medium-very high
Temperature: 15-28 °C
Hardness tolerance: very soft-hard
pH tolerance: 5,5-8
In the 1970Æs coloured aquarium plants were rare, which is why Echinodorus
osiris with its red colour quickly became popular. A nutritious bottom
promotes growth, and when there is a shortage of micro-nutrients new leaves turn
pale, thus indicating that fertiliser may be necessary. It is generally an
undemanding plant which is suitable for both soft and hard water. The red colour
of the leaves grows stronger at higher light intensities. It used to be sold as
E. rubra. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish.
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