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Eichhornia Azurea
  • Eichhornia Azurea

Eichhornia Azurea

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Common Name: Giant Azurea

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Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Low

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Eichhornia Azurea, also known as the Brazilian Bluebell or Blue Water Hyacinth, is a captivating aquatic plant celebrated for its vibrant blue flowers and lush foliage. Belonging to the Pontederiaceae family, this plant is native to South America and is recognized for its ornamental value. Eichhornia Azurea displays rounded clusters of azure-blue flowers that sit atop erect stems, creating a visually stunning presence in ponds, water gardens, and aquariums. Its striking appearance and relatively simple care requirements make it a popular choice among water garden enthusiasts.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Eichhornia Azurea
  • Family: Pontederiaceae
  • Origin: South America
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Lighting Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • CO2 Requirement: Low
  • Temperature Range: 60-85°F (15-29°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Division, seeds

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Eichhornia Azurea thrives in full sun to partial shade conditions. Adequate sunlight is essential for robust growth and the development of its characteristic blue flowers.

2. Substrate: In outdoor settings, Azurea can be planted in soil at the bottom of ponds or water gardens. In aquariums, it can be anchored in a substrate that mimics its natural growing conditions.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Eichhornia Azurea has low CO2 requirements. It absorbs nutrients from the water, but adding a balanced liquid fertilizer can enhance its overall health and blooming.

4. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 60-85°F (15-29°C), a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH between 6.0-7.5, and moderate water hardness.

5. Placement: In ponds or water gardens, plant Eichhornia Azurea in areas with access to sunlight. In aquariums, place it in a location where it receives ample light. Its floating habit allows it to be positioned at different depths.

6. Propagation: Eichhornia Azurea can be propagated through division. Simply separate and replant portions of the rhizome. In outdoor settings, it can also reproduce from seeds.

7. Maintenance: Regular removal of spent flowers and yellowing leaves helps maintain a tidy appearance. In outdoor settings, monitor its growth to prevent over-crowding.

8. Benefits: Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Eichhornia Azurea contributes to water filtration by absorbing excess nutrients. It also provides shade and shelter for aquatic organisms.

9. Challenges: While Azurea is generally easy to care for, it can become invasive in optimal conditions. Regular monitoring and pruning are essential to control its growth.

Eichhornia Azurea, with its enchanting blue flowers, adds a touch of elegance to aquatic environments. Whether gracing the surface of ponds or enhancing the beauty of aquariums, the Brazilian Bluebell offers a serene and picturesque presence, making it a favorite among water gardening enthusiasts and aquarists alike.



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