Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl' - Bulk Pack of 10 Nos
Common Name: Echinodorus Fancy Curl
Plant Use: Midground
Difficulty Level: Easy
Light Demand: Medium
Co2 Demand: Low
Fertilizer Demand: Low
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Description: Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl' is an enchanting and distinctive variant of the Sword Plant, appreciated for its unique and ornate leaf structure. As a member of the Echinodorus genus within the Alismataceae family, this aquatic plant is known for its lush and decorative appearance. 'Fancy Curl' stands out with its leaves that exhibit an elegant curling pattern, adding a touch of sophistication to freshwater aquariums. Its vibrant green color and captivating form make it a sought-after choice for aquarists aiming to introduce a visually appealing centerpiece to their aquatic landscapes.
- Scientific Name: Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl'
- Family: Alismataceae
- Difficulty Level: Moderate
- Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
- CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
- Temperature Range: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
- pH Range: 6.0-7.5
- Propagation: Adventitious plantlets, division
1. Lighting: Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl' thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. Adequate light ensures healthy growth and maintains the vibrant green color of the leaves.
2. Substrate: Plant the Echinodorus in a nutrient-rich substrate to support its nutritional needs. A substrate with essential nutrients or the addition of root tabs promotes robust growth.
3. CO2 and Nutrients: Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl' has low to medium CO2 requirements. While it can absorb nutrients from the water, supplementing with a balanced liquid fertilizer enhances growth and leaf coloration.
4. Pruning: Pruning is generally minimal for Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl.' Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant's appearance.
5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C), a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH between 6.0-7.5, and moderate water hardness.
6. Placement: Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl' is suitable as a midground or background plant in aquariums. Its distinctive leaf structure makes it an excellent focal point in aquascapes.
7. Propagation: Propagate Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl' through adventitious plantlets that form on the flower stalks. Alternatively, the plant can be propagated through division by separating healthy portions of the rhizome.
8. Challenges: Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl' is considered moderately easy to care for. Providing stable tank conditions, including lighting and nutrient levels, will contribute to its successful growth. It may undergo a brief transition period when introduced to a new environment.
Echinodorus 'Fancy Curl' brings a touch of elegance and sophistication to aquariums with its distinctive leaf curling pattern. Whether used as a centerpiece or integrated into a larger aquascape, this Sword Plant variant adds a captivating and ornamental element to freshwater tanks.