Echinodorus uruguayensis

Common name: Uruguay Amazon swordplant Origin: Southern Brazil

A single plant may produce many leaves, creating an ideal specimen plant in most aquariums. The leaves are narrow (0.4-0.8 in [1-2 cm] wide), start from the base of the plant, and may have a slightly ruffled appearance, The plant normally reaches a size of 10-12 in (25-30 cm), but will grow even taller in good conditions. It can be kept in colder water, but may grow more slowly and produce shorter leaves, although it will still remain healthy. An undemanding plant suitable for larger aquariums.

Maximum height: 12 in (30 cm) or more

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The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

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