Echinodorus Argentinensis

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Echinodorus Argentinensis

Quantity: 1 Plant with roots
Size: 6-14inch stems (6 to 12 leaves)


Here's a summary of parameters for Echinodorus argentinensis:

  • Scientific Name: Echinodorus argentinensis
  • Water Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Low to moderate lighting levels are preferred for Echinodorus argentinensis. Provide 8-10 hours of light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: While not strictly necessary, CO2 supplementation can promote healthier growth, larger leaves, and more vibrant colors, especially in higher light setups.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is preferred. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients.
  • Propagation: Echinodorus argentinensis can be propagated through its runners. Simply allow the runners to grow and develop new plantlets, then separate and replant them as desired.
  • Care Level: Easy to moderate. Echinodorus argentinensis is relatively low-maintenance but benefits from regular pruning to remove old or dying leaves. Trim any yellowing or dead leaves to promote new growth.
  • Special Considerations: This plant is known for its beautiful, long, lance-shaped leaves that can reach impressive sizes. It appreciates stable water conditions and can tolerate a range of lighting conditions, but higher light levels will promote more compact growth and intense colors. Regular fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer is recommended to ensure it receives all necessary nutrients for healthy growth. Echinodorus argentinensis can also benefit from occasional iron supplementation to enhance leaf coloration.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Echinodorus argentinensis can thrive in your aquarium, adding a striking and elegant presence to your aquascape.

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