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Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius'

Corkscrew sword

Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius'

Corkscrew sword

  • Very narrow, spiraling leaves
  • Fresh green colour
  • Moderate height
  • Forms runners
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Description

Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' is also known under the name Echinodorus 'Vesuvius'. It is the first cultivar from the group of runner-forming sword plants (Helanthium, formerly in the genus Echinodorus). It was selected from Helanthium bolivianum 'Angustifolius' (aka Echinodorus angustifolius) by the aquatic plant nursery Oriental (Singapur). The narrow, tightly spiralling fresh green leaves are pointy and make this Helanthium a real eye-catcher. The plant is very decorative as a group or as solitary plant in the middle ground of the aquarium. Under favourable conditions it spreads fast through runners. When cultivated above the waterline, the emerged leaves are almost straight. Only under water it develops its typical spiralling leaves.

Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' is better-known under the name Echinodorus 'Vesuvius'. It is the first cultivar from the group of runner-forming "grasslike" sword plants. According to recent relatedness analyses these belong in a genus of their own, though, as does, of course, the cultivar 'Vesuvius': Helanthium.

H. bolivianum 'Vesuvius' was selected from mother plants of Helanthium bolivianum "Angustifolius" (= Echinodorus angustifolius) by the breeder Eu Kwee Hwang in the aquatic plant nursery Oriental Aquarium (Singapore).
During Interzoo 2006, the Dutch company Stoffels International BV presented the new cultivar.

To be continued...

Common names Corkscrew sword
Synonyms Echinodorus 'Vesuvius', Echinodorus bolivianus 'Vesuvius', Echinodorus sp. tortifolia
Complete botanical name Helánthium boliviánum (Rusby) Lehtonen & Myllys
Family Alismataceae
Genus Helanthium
Difficulty easy
Usage Background, Midground, Nano tanks
Growth fast
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 10 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 14°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Corkscrew sword
Synonyms
Echinodorus 'Vesuvius', Echinodorus bolivianus 'Vesuvius', Echinodorus sp. tortifolia
Complete botanical name
Helánthium boliviánum (Rusby) Lehtonen & Myllys
Family
Alismataceae
Genus
Helanthium
Difficulty
easy
Usage
Background, Midground, Nano tanks
Growth
fast
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
10 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 14°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Runners
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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Jorge David Q.
very nice!
31st August 2018
Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' - 1-2-GROW!
Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' - 1-2-GROW!

the box contain a lot of plants, it's full and i can covered a lot of soil with one single box!

Matthijs S.
Interesting plant
19th December 2014
Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' - pot
Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' - pot

Though small, the specimen I received actually compromised two plants, both in good health and it was well packaged, with fast delivery.

Johannes G.
11th June 2014
Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' - pot
Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' - pot

Super Pflanze. In klasse Zustand angeliefert

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