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'Ozelot' Swordplant

Hi Brad,

Eventhough I do not have this plant I remember seeing it at the Tropica
website (www.tropica.dk).  Here is the write up that they give:

Height: 20-40 cm (8-16 inches)
Width: 25-40 cm (10-16 inches)
Light Requirements: High-average
Tempurature: 20-26 C (68-79 F)
Hardness Tolerence: Soft-averge
pH Tolerence: acid-neutral
Easiness: easy

Echinodorus 'Ozelot' is a hybrid between Echinodorus schlueteri 'Leopard'
and Echinodorus barthii created by Barth in Dessau in the former East
Germany.  It is beautiful with elliptical black spotted red-brownish leaves
and a very short petiole.  The black spots has, of course, inspired the
name 'Ozelot'.  In contrast to may other spots and flecked plants
Echinodorus 'Ozelot' retains its spots regardless of light intensity  and
other enviromental factors.  Older leaves, however, tends to have dark-red
spots rather then deep black as in the younger leaves.  Echinodorus
'Ozelot' is a sturdy plant and accepts most enviromental conditions.  If
the conditions are sub optimal the plant just grows more  slowly and a bit

I hope this helps.  Take care.

Victor Eng
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
engfam at axionet_com

>Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 08:34:18 +0000
>From: "Brad Grenard" <brgrenard at SMLY-01_HFS.PURDUE.EDU>
>Subject: Name that plant

>The LFS has a plant for sale that is labeled "Ozelot Sword".  It 
>strongly resembles an Amazon Sword but it has some redish veins in 
>the stems and leaves.  It is about 5 -6 inces tall.  The staff at the 
>LFS doesn't know the species name.  Anyone care to guess?  It's a 
>really beautiful plant and I'm tempted to buy one, but at $14.99 
>each, I'd like to know more about it first.  Thanks for any help.
>Brad Grenard
>Otterbein, IN