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Echinodorus uruguayensis - Uruguay Amazon Sword

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Aquatic Plant
Family: Alismataceae (Water Plantains)
Origin: Uruguay (South America)
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: Unknown
Echinodorus uruguayensis (Aquatic) (Uruguay Amazon Sword) - Aquatic plant with long, narrow, transparent 15 inch long dark-green leaves that emerge from a basal rosette from which rhizomes emerge to spread plant vegetatively. If planted at or near the water surface the leaves are only 4 to 5 inches long. White flowers are produced above the water surface in summer. As this plant grows primarily under water it releases oxygen into the water. In aquariums it is also known to have beneficial influences on the water's chemistry, such as softening the water, or helping to maintain the pH of the water. Echinodorus is Greek; 'Echino' meaning "hedgehog" and 'dorus' meaning "tube" in reference to the plants spiny fruit.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Echinodorus uruguayensis .
 
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