Eriocaulon sp Australia 'Red' (Eriocaulon sp Australia 'Red')


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Eriocaulon sp Australia 'Red' (Eriocaulon sp Australia 'Red')


Common Name: Eriocaulon sp Australia 'Red'
Proper Name: Eriocaulon sp Australia 'Red'
Category: Rosette Plants
Temperature: 20 - 29 C
PH: 5 - 6.5
Lighting: High,Very High
Growth Rate: Slow
Difficulty: Hard,Very Hard
Origin: Australia
Position in Aquascape: Foreground
Wannabe Guru
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Very cool forground Erio plants that is growing nicely for me. Plants in pic are about 1" tall and I was told that they are difficult to grow but so far I have had success at growing. I will not say its an easy plants to grow because it's currently sharing the same tank as my Mato Grosso plants and I had a difficult time initially making it happy. Keeping that in mind I think it would be safe to say the Australia needs are similar if not the same as the M Grosso plant. [B]Substrate:[/B] River Silt with peat mixed (3") in and topped with SMS (1"). [B]Hardness:[/B] KH=0~1 / GH= 5 [B]PH:[/B] below 6 [B]Temp Range:[/B] 81 - 83 [B]Ferts:[/B] Calculated dose for 90gal per WfxXx sticky. [B]Light:[/B] 32watt x 4 driven by an T5 HO ballast. 'for now'
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This is most likely a Trithuria species and is not an Eriocaulon.
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The true identity is Centrolepis banksii. I have seen this spp growing emersed in Australia and are presently growing them submersed.
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