Gallery Of Echinodorus

Below: Echinodorus 'Rubin' is a cultivated variety of echinodorus. Many aquarium plants are "manmade" varieties, created by crossing separate species, which results in attractive, new hybrid plants.

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The leaves of Echinodorus 'Rubin' vary in color. A mixture of red and green areas, combined with visible veins, creates a distinctive plant.

The red edging of this leaf is unusual and creates a good contrasting effect when viewed against other leaves and plants.

Right: The narrow-leaved form of E. 'Rubin' is equally stunning, with the same unusual reddish coloration. These plants are relatively easy to care for, although they require very bright lighting and may grow to more than 20 in (50 cm).

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The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

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