Echinodorus 'Red Diamond' appeared as a culture in the Ukraine, and is probably a cross between Echinodorus horemanni 'Red' and Echinodorus ‘Barthii’. The resultant hybrid is an attractive plant with ruby-red sword-shaped leaves, 15-25 cm long.
Unlike many of the other Echinodorus-species, Echinodorus 'Red Diamond' remains moderate in size (20-30 cm wide roset), so it is extremely well suited as a solitary plant, even in small aquariums. Increasing the nutrients in the substrate results in more abundant growth, while favourable light conditions promote the formation of the ruby-red leaves.
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.Growth rate:Medium
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.Height:15 - 20+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.Light demand:Medium
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.CO2 :Medium
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.