By Holger Windelov

A hundred and fifty vegetation on hand by way of Tropica with colour photographs, description and care directions. Many attractive images.

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Most beautiful when planted in groups. In good growing conditions it sends out runners and spreads across the bottom. Limnophila sessiliflora used to be called ‘’Ambulia’’. indd 58 20/08/07 16:42:12 Lobelia cardinalis 053C PRICE GROUP: POT 5 LIGHT: LOW GROWTH RATE: SLOW DEMANDS: EASY FAMILY: Lobeliaceae ORIGIN: North/Central America HEIGHT: 20 - 30+ cm WIDTH: 7 - 15 cm TEMPERATURE: 15 - 26°C GH: 4 - 20 dH pH: 6-8 CODE: A HIGH FAST DIFFICULT In the nursery this plant is cultivated in marshy conditions, forming dark-green leaves which are purple underneath.

When planting in the aquarium small clumps (approx. 1/8 pot) should be placed at intervals of a few centimetres to help the plants grow together more quickly. CO2 addition and soft water promote growth significantly. 5 - 8 CODE: A HIGH FAST DIFFICULT A In the wild Gymnocoronis spilanthoides is generally found as a marsh plant, but it is very suitable for aquariums. It grows fast and makes few demands, but it does require a lot of light. With its light-green foliage, a group of Gymnocoronis spilanthoides forms a good contrast to the other aquarium plants.

A nutritious bottom promotes growth, and when there is a shortage of micro-nutrients new leaves turn pale, thus indicating that fertiliser may be necessary. It is generally an undemanding plant which is suitable for both soft and hard water. The red colour of the leaves grows stronger at higher light intensities. It used to be sold as Echinodorus rubra. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish. Echinodorus 'Ozelot' 073F PRICE GROUP: POT 9 XL 11 FAMILY: LIGHT: LOW GROWTH RATE: SLOW DEMANDS: EASY Alismataceae ORIGIN: Cultivar HEIGHT: 20 - 40+ cm WIDTH: 25 - 30 cm TEMPERATURE: 15 - 30°C GH: 4 - 30 dH pH: 6-9 CODE: E HIGH FAST DIFFICULT Echinodorus ‘Ozelot’ is a decorative hybrid between Echinodorus schluteri ‘Leopard’ and Echinodorus x barthii.

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Aquarium Plants Catalogue by Holger Windelov
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