Echinodorus paniculatus

Echinodorus paniculatus (family Alismataceae) is the most popular of the Echinodorus species and possibly allthe aquarium plants. This is a fairly easy growing plant that needs a good amount of light and a fertile substrate. These plants flower readily and like the other Echinodorus species form plantlets on the flower stalk or peduncle, these can be separated and replanted in the substrate (seems to flower more in the summer months). Plants grow large with many leaves, up to 50 centimetres.