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    Echinodorus schlueteri

    Mini swordplant

    Echinodorus schlueteri

    Mini swordplant

    • Also known as Echinodorus cordifolius 'Mini'
    • Small, light green swordplant
    • Ovate to cordate leaves
    • Suitable for nano tanks
    • Undemanding
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    This small, light green swordplant is the true Echinodorus schlueteri, however it is mostly labeled Echinodorus cordifolius 'Mini' and also known among aquarists as "E. aschersonianus". The name E. schlueteri was misapplied for decades to another, bigger swordplant whose correct name is Echinodorus maculatus.

    The Mini swordplant is an easy aquarium plant that does not exceed a height of 25 cm. The submerged leaves are longish egg-shaped to slightly heart-shaped and unicoloured light to middle green. The emersed leaves are more roundish with longer stalk. A typical feature of this swordplant are often spirally twisted roots. Good lighting and nutrient supply provided, it forms dense, relatively low leaf rosettes. It is well suited to the midground or as small group in the foreground of bigger tanks. In nano tanks it can also be used as solitary plant in the mid- or background. Not seldom it develops long, thin inflorescences with adventitious plantlets.

    Due to its small size, Schlueter's swordplant is also recommendable for emersed layouts such as paludariums and Wabi-Kusa. During the warm period of the year it also grows well outdoor. The emersed plant is decorative due to its big, white flowers which appear on its creeping, thin inflorescences.

    Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails or other invertebrates.

    The plant usually denominated Echinodorus schlueteri in Germany is not identical with the plant that was scientifically described in 1981 by Karel Rataj as E. schlueteri, but is presented in this database as Echinodorus maculatus.
    True E. schlueteri (sensu Rataj) is far less well-known. However, it is apparently identical with the plant sold as Echinodorus cordifolius 'Mini'. A systematic molecular examination proved that E. schlueteri is very probably a hybrid of E. maculatus and newly described Echinodorus reptilis from south-eastern South America (Lehtonen & Falck 2009).

    When cultivated submersed, E. schlueteri is a relatively low-growing plant with unicoloured light to medium green leaves. The leaf blades are ovate to slightly heart-shaped, and in contrast to those of E. (read more)

    Misapplied namesEchinodorus aschersonianus, Echinodorus cordifolius 'Mini'
    Complete botanical nameEchinódorus schluéteri Rataj
    UsageMidground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
    Height5 - 20cm
    Width5 - 20cm
    pH value5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance15 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness0 - 21°dKH
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationProliferating inflorescences, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?yes
    Misapplied names
    Echinodorus aschersonianus, Echinodorus cordifolius 'Mini'
    Complete botanical name
    Echinódorus schluéteri Rataj
    Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
    5 - 20cm
    5 - 20cm
    pH value
    5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance
    15 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness
    0 - 21°dKH
    General hardness
    0 - 30°dGH
    Proliferating inflorescences, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?

    General information

    Item no.135.0308.01
    Weight0,00 kg
    Shipping weight0,00 kg

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    Sven S.
    21st June 2016
    Echinodorus schlueteri - Pot
    Echinodorus schlueteri - Pot
    Mini swordplant

    Super gewachsene Pflanze, kam ohne Blessuren an, nicht einmal eine braune Stelle... macht sich super im Kontrast zu feinfiedrigen Farnen...

    Gabriele S.
    Es geht so
    14th April
    Echinodorus schlueteri - Pot
    Echinodorus schlueteri - Pot
    Mini swordplant

    Viele gute Pflanzen im Topf bei Ankunft nach dem Kauf am 20. 2. 18. Zwei von vier sind aber kaputt jetzt 14. 4. 18. Obwohl ich andere gesunde kräftige Pflanzen im Aquarium habe.

    Peter K.
    Nice light green Echinodorus
    1st April
    Echinodorus schlueteri - Pot
    Echinodorus schlueteri - Pot
    Mini swordplant

    I ordered one pot and when I opened it I was surprised that there was not just one plant but 4 or 5 plants :) So I split it and planted every plant separately. (mehr lesen)