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    Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae'

    Broadleaved Amazon Swordplant

    Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae'

    Broadleaved Amazon Swordplant

    • Imposing eyecatcher in large tanks
    • Undemanding
    • Fast growing
    • Recommended for discus tanks
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    Description

    The Broadleaf Amazon Sword from tropical South America is one of the most known and popular aquarium plants. Cultivated for many years, it was first introduced under the misapplied name "Echinodorus paniculatus", later it was called Echinodorus bleheri for a long time. Its leaves are wider (3-6 cm) than those of E. grisebachii 'Amazonicus' and up to 60 cm long, lending the plant a more dominant appearance.

    Older rosettes with often more than 50 leaves are an impressive eyecatcher in large tanks. It is recommendable for discus and anglefish tanks. The substrate height should not be less than 10 cm for a good root development. Combined with the runner-forming chain swords (genus Helanthium), 'Bleherae' allows the creation of beautiful South America-themed underwater landscapes.

    As popular as this sword plant is, its space requirement should be considered. In medium sized tanks it gets too large soon; an alternative for smaller tanks is Echinodorus grisebachii 'Parviflorus' that looks similar but stays considerably lower.

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

    The origins of this Echinodorus are very much in the dark - it may be native to Amazonia, though. Like E. grisebachii 'Amazonicus' and E. g. 'Parviflorus' it belongs to the group of plants related to Echinodorus grisebachii, which is widely distributed in tropical America. E. g. 'Bleherae' was long erroneously known under the trade name Echinodorus paniculatus (and sometimes still is). The true E. paniculatus is a totally different plant not found in the hobby very often.
    The different forms of the E. grisebachii group grow amphibic in their specific locations, growing submersed for a long time of the year. They only grow emersed leaves and flower stalks after falling dry during the low-water season. In the aquarium, they also remain below the waterline and only transform into the land form after being taken out of the water.

    E. grisebachii 'Bleherae', commonly known as E. (read more)

    Common namesBroadleaved Amazon Swordplant
    SynonymsEchinodorus bleherae Rataj, Echinodorus bleheri Rataj
    Misapplied namesEchinodorus paniculatus
    Trader namesEchinodorus rangeri
    Complete botanical nameEchinódorus grisebáchii Small
    FamilyAlismataceae
    GenusEchinodorus
    Difficultyeasy
    UsageBackground
    Growthfast
    Temperature tolerance18 - 30°C
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationProliferating inflorescences, Rhizomteilung
    Can grow emersed?yes
    SourceFlowgrow
    Common names
    Broadleaved Amazon Swordplant
    Synonyms
    Echinodorus bleherae Rataj, Echinodorus bleheri Rataj
    Misapplied names
    Echinodorus paniculatus
    Trader names
    Echinodorus rangeri
    Complete botanical name
    Echinódorus grisebáchii Small
    Family
    Alismataceae
    Genus
    Echinodorus
    Difficulty
    easy
    Usage
    Background
    Growth
    fast
    Temperature tolerance
    18 - 30°C
    General hardness
    0 - 30°dGH
    Propagation
    Proliferating inflorescences, Rhizomteilung
    Can grow emersed?
    yes
    Source
    Flowgrow

    General information

    Item no.135.0251.01
    EAN4001615004465
    Weight0,10 kg
    Shipping weight0,10 kg

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