Eriocaulon cinereum


The genus Eriocaulon is very extensive with an estimated 400 -800 species. Eriocaulon cinereum is a real rarity for the plant lover. Good lighting, very soft water and high CO2 levels are important parameters for a successful culture. The small and hedgehog-shaped habit of the plant is ideal for the foreground for any aquarium size. The plants look especially beautiful in a shallow carpet of Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' or Micranthemum tweediei 'Montecarlo'. Due to it's minimal size, Eriocaulon is often used in aquascaping - as a small botanical highlight, so to speak!





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Plant profile

Genus: Eriocaulon
Species: cinereum
Family: Eriocaulaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Light: high
Temperature: 18-30°C
Growth rate: very slow
Area: Foreground
Height: 5-8 cm
pH: 4,5 -7
Water hardness: very soft to soft
Co2: 20-30mg/L
Propagation: division / sowing