Echinodorus radicans

Echinodorus radicans (family Alismataceae) is also a large species with dark green heart shaped leaves. The veining on the leaves is different to other species in that it has a few pronounced veins that are almost parallel to each other. This is an excellent plant for a large open aquarium where it will grow through the surface and flower if left to. Its propagation is also by plantlets formed on the flower stalks. Echinodorus radicans can be kept submerged in the aquarium but needs regular cutting back.

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