Echinodorus Cordifolius 'Harbich'

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Common Name: Harbich

The Echinodorus Cordifolius originates from inundated forests and rainforest streambanks in tropical South America. Already cultivated since the 1960s and widespread in the hobby in former times, it is now a rarity that is rather available from few hobbyists than in the trade.

Echinodorus Cordifolius is not demanding; medium lighting is sufficient and medium-hard water is well tolerated. The temperature range is 18-28 °C (optimum between 23-26 °C). A nutrient-rich bottom is recommendable for this species that is prone to iron deficiency. It is a rather slow grower, in contrast to many other Echinodorus. Its width of about 35-50 cm should be taken into consideration. Well-growing specimens will develop long inflorescences with few adventitious plantlets. For its emersed culture high air humidity is necessary.


  • Echinodorus is a very hardy species of aquatic plants. Most Echinodorus require nutrient-dense soil to thrive as they are heavy root feeders.
  • Echinodorus grow fairly large and are more suitable for larger planted aquariums.
  • Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
  • CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
  • Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.

Family Name: Alismataceae

Origin: South America

Height: 4-12”

pH: 6.5-7.5

Care: Easy

Light: Moderate

Co2: Not necessary

Propagation: Adventitious shoots

Growth rate: Fast

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