Sword Var. rose (Echinodorus 'Rose')
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Sword Var. rose (Echinodorus 'Rose')


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Common Name: Sword Var. rose
Proper Name: Echinodorus 'Rose'
Category: Echinodorus
Temperature: 20 - 30 C
PH: 5.5-8
Lighting: Low,Medium
Growth Rate: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Origin: South America (cultivar)
Position in Aquascape: Background,Mid-Ground
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When I first got this plant it was growing in my 75 gallon under low-medium light. It put out a new leaf about once a week. I was using DIY C02 at about 1bps changed every month, in Flourite with TMG weekly. It was in about 22 ˚C water. Now I have it under height light with C02 at about 5 bps in 29 ˚C degree water. With Flourite and TMG weekly. It puts out about a leaf every 1-2 days. I had some algae problems in my first setup with low light and I trimmed all the leaves down so just the roots and bulbs where left and it never grew back but the second plantlet I only trimmed the worst leaves and it made it through. This plant has only made one runner and only one of the flowers turned into a plantlet. It is a beautiful plant that sends out red leaves that turn to a brownish green over time. It must have lots of space as it quickly overgrows its tank. Mine is 21 + inches and still getting taller.

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