Common Name: ECHINODORUS JOYO RED STAR
Lighting requirements : Moderate to bright.
Growth rate : Medium
Water parameters : Soft to medium hard (< 18 dGH),
pH: acidic to slightly basic (pH 6-7.5),
Temperature: optimum temperature 18-24C/64-75F.
Fertilizer: Iron Rich Fertilizer
Height: 15 - 20+ cm
Light: The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2: Needs CO2, 6-14 mg/L.
Echinodorus Joyo Red Star appeared as a culture in the Ukraine, and is probably a cross between Echinodorus horemanni 'Red' and Echinodorus ‘Barthii’. The resultant hybrid is an attractive plant with ruby-red sword-shaped leaves, 15-25 cm long.
Unlike many of the other Echinodorus-species, Echinodorus Joyo Red Star remains moderate in size (20-30 cm wide roset), so it is extremely well suited as a solitary plant, even in small aquariums. Increasing the nutrients in the substrate results in more abundant growth, while favorable light conditions promote the formation of the ruby-red leaves.