Echinodorus 'St. Elmo's Fire'
Echinodorus ‘St. Elmo's Fire’ was developed by Tomas Kaliebe and brought to market in 2003. It is a crossbreed between the varieties Echinodorus 'Grosser Baer' and 'Ozelot'. Echinodorus ‘St. Elmo's Fire’ has deep wine-red leaves making it a unique aquarium plant. The submersed leaves are longer and narrower, with a shorter petiole (stem) than the emersed plants shown in these photos. With it’s slower growth and unique red color, it makes a perfect centerpiece for any aquarium.
Common Name: St. Elmo's Fire
Family Name: Alismataceae
Native To: Cultivar
Requirements: Undemanding but requuires good nutrition
Growth Form: Rosette
Growth Rate: Slower than many large swords
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: Mid-background
Available As: Bare root, potted