Helanthium 'Vesuvius'

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.

Helanthium 'Vesuvius' (previously called Echinodorus 'Vesuvius') is a cultured species based on Helanthium angustifolia from Oriental Aquarium Plants. The narrow and twisted green leaves makes it an unusual addition to the Helanthium family. The rosette species grows vigorously with many medium length and narrow leaves (10-20 cm tall), and is highly decorative as a solitary plant (rosette 10-15 cm wide). 'Vesuvius' spreads readily with runners. An easy and undemanding plant that requires medium to high light conditions. 

 

Plant info

Type: Rosulate
Origin:Cultivar
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate:High
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height:10 - 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.