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Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot" - SMALL
  • Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot" - SMALL

Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot" - SMALL

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Common Name: Red Banana Plant

Plant Use:

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: Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot," commonly known as Ozelot Sword, is a visually striking aquatic plant celebrated for its unique leopard-like spotted pattern on its leaves. As a member of the Echinodorus genus within the Alismataceae family, this plant adds a touch of the exotic to freshwater aquariums. The distinctive red and green markings on its leaves make it a captivating choice for aquarists looking to introduce a bold and eye-catching element to their aquascapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot"
  • Family: Alismataceae
  • Origin: Cultivar (exact origin may vary)
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Moderate to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Adventitious plantlets, division

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot" thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Ample light promotes vibrant coloration and healthy growth.

2. Substrate: Plant the Ozelot Sword in a nutrient-rich substrate to provide essential nutrients. Root tabs or a substrate with added nutrients contribute to its overall well-being.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: While "Ozelot" can tolerate low CO2 levels, supplementing with a low to medium CO2 injection enhances growth and coloration. Additionally, a balanced liquid fertilizer supports nutrient requirements.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning involves removing any yellowing or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's shape and encourage new growth. Trimmed leaves can be cut close to the base using scissors.

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 sp. "Ozelot" is suitable for midground or background placement in aquariums. Its distinctive spotted pattern makes it a focal point in aquascapes.

7. Propagation: Propagate Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot" through adventitious plantlets that develop on the flower stalks. Additionally, division of the rhizome can be employed to create new plants.

8. Challenges: Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot" is generally considered an adaptable and easy-to-care-for plant. Ensuring stable tank conditions, including lighting and nutrient levels, contributes to its successful growth.

Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot" adds a touch of the wild to aquariums with its captivating leopard-like spots. Whether featured prominently or as part of a diverse aquascape, this visually striking aquatic plant brings a sense of the exotic to freshwater tanks, making it a favored choice for aquarists seeking a bold and distinctive aquatic centerpiece.



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