Echinodorus 'Python'


Here the name refers to the thin, long, submersed leaves. There are also bright patches of color similar to those you would see on a python. Under very good light the new leaves glow an intense red. Nutrient-rich substrate and a good supply of CO2 encourage strong growth. As with most Echinodorus, these plants are most effective when used singly. Care consists of removing older leaves and thinning out the foliage.




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Plant profile

Genus: Echinodorus
Species: 'Python'
Family: Alismataceae
Origin: Cultivar
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 18-28°C
Growth rate: moderate
Area: Middleground
Height: up to 40 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: adventitious plantlets on the pedicel