Vesuvius (Echinodorus Angustifolia)(bare root)(3 per order)
(9 reviews)
0.50 LBS
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Common Name: Echinodorus vesuvius

Family Name: Alismataceae

Native To: Cultivar

Lighting: Medium - High

pH: 6 - 8

Growth Demands: Moderate

Growth Form: Rosette

Growth Rate: Medium

True Aquatic: Yes

Placement in Tank: Mid - background

Available As: Bare Root

Price is for 3 small plants around 3" - 6" in height.

The "twisty" sword has a unique appearance. The leaves twist and curl as they grow straight up to a maximum height of about twelve inches. Great mid ground plant. Reproduces by runners. Easy to grow under moderate or better light. Plants are small with shallow roots.
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  • 5

    Posted by Ronald Woernle on Jun 9th 2022

    Beautiful plant and well packaged. Thanks

  • 5

    Posted by Sharon on Sep 3rd 2021

    Great packaging! Glad I purchased the ice pack. It was very hot but plants were in good condition upon receipt. Only had to trim off the tips. Very happy with my purchase and I will purchase additional items from this company again.

  • 3
    Dried out, but recovering

    Posted by Jo on May 16th 2020

    In a package of multiple, wet plants, this plant arrived yellow, dry, & crackly. I broke of the dead parts & planted them, but didn't have high hopes. To my surprise, the remaining tendrils are starting to turn green & there's new growth at the base.

  • 5
    Great Plant!

    Posted by Thoughtsprocket on Oct 24th 2015

    I'm very pleased with this plant. I've grown it once before and did not have proper lighting for it, nor knew much about how to care for it regarding fertilizers, etc. This time it will be a successful venture. It helps to have received such a strong looking plant. Thank you! Nice foliage and good roots!

  • 3

    Posted by Jo on May 17th 2015

    The plants I received look nothing like the pictures as mine are straight stemmed for about 6 inches and then have large, loose loops. However, it's a beautiful plant, and I really like it! I would still like to have a patch like in the picture, but I'm not dissatisfied with these. They seem strong and hearty.

  • 4

    Posted by aaron fleming on Mar 26th 2014

    I got both kinds of plants potted and bare root. Both came in bare root form, with some yellowing of the leaves. They looked nothing like the picture, instead of being corkscrew the leaves were wavy. Hoping new growth will be twisty.

  • 5
    Beautiful background plant

    Posted by planted tank on Nov 1st 2013

    This arrived in two 7 inch rooted sections and they had 5 corkscrewed blades to each plant. I ordered only one and got two. No complaints! Its beautiful and has an interesting shape to it. It came in great condition as all their plants do.

  • 5
    As expected.

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 26th 2013

    I bought one of these and now wish I had purchased more. It is very pretty and arrived in good health. It had approx. 10 leaves on the plant, about 4 inches tall and it was curly on arrival. The leaves are somewhat transparent, so I'm hoping this is normal and not a sign of ill health. This is the first I have had one of these...

  • 4
    unusual shape

    Posted by Kimberly Hill on Nov 11th 2012

    I had to have this plant. I bought two of them, and almost threw them away on accident. They were very, very small; only three leaves that were about two inches each. Compared to the size of the other plants I received, they were a bit disappointing. They have also taken much longer to get established. They languished for the first week, but after adding some iron and giving them a root tab, they are looking better. Both plants have added about half an inch, and the leaves are just now starting to twist. However, they have not added any new leaves yet. I think that they will be fine, and I will definitely buy more when available. Just be aware that they will need to be coddled for awhile. The tank is 75 gallons with four T8 bulbs that are 5000K and 6500K. I dose twice a week with Flourish and every other day with Excel. I have Eco complete substrate. The water is soft and acidic and the tank is kept at about 70 degrees. I also have no CO2 system, which would help.