Sign in Register
We’re here for you!
Please enter your question and e-mail and we’ll contact you as soon as possible. It usually takes us up to 24 hours during business days to respond.
Thank you for your question!
Thank you, we’ll get in touch!
You already sent us a question.
Please wait a few minutes
For many years, several forms of Echinodorus uruguayensis are known in the aquarium hobby under the name Echindorus horemanii. Also our plant, labeled by the aquarium plant nurseries as Echinodorus horemanii "Green", probably belongs to E. uruguayensis. It develops at least 40 cm long, broadly strap-shaped, dark green submerged leaves. It has a moderate growth rate and forms a magnificent rosette of many leaves with time.
As well as all swordplants, Echinodorus 'Horemanii Green' benefits much from a nutrient-rich substrate and good iron supply. Moderate lighting is sufficient. The water chemistry is of subordinate importance. CO2 supply is not essential but promotes its growth. The favourable temperature range is about 20-28 °C. As it is also known from E. uruguayensis, 'Horemanii Green' forms a long, creeping rhizome in the bottom. For propagation, the older leafless parts of the rhizome can be cut into pieces that will develop new leaf rosettes.
Echinodorus 'Horemanii Green' is a time-tested sword plant that looks best as solitary plant or small group in the midground to background of larger tanks. Its long, narrow foliage emphasises the vertical line and contrasts well with light green and red plants.
Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.