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Re: Echinodorus "Rose"

> Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1999 16:54:18 -0700 (MST)
> From: "Roger S. Miller" <rgrmill at rt66_com>
> Subject: Echinodorus "Rose"

> ------snip------
> So the question is, what in tarnation is E. "Rose" and will it grow
> emersed?  This last part of the question I may have an answer to pretty
> soon, because it's sitting on my dining table now, in a peat-soil-gravel
> substrate under three inches of water, with it's leaves standing pretty as
> you please out of the water and above the rim of the fish bowl.  If anyone
> else has had something sold as E. "Rose" grow above the water (or not) and
> can tell me what it's supposed to look like and how it fared then I'd
> appreciate hearing about it.
> Roger Miller

I've had Echinodorus x 'Rose' in my 20 gal tank for over one  year now. It's been
doing very well, it took over more than half of the tank. Ends of leaves which are
coming out of water are drying out (probably too much heat from light fixture. And
yes this plant is 'Rose'y, but only young leaves. After while they turn into green

You can find more here http://www.tropica.com/72b.htm ,  where they say :"On
submerged plants the
  old leaves are brownish-green whereas the young leaves are beautifully red
coloured whereas
  the emergent leaves are yellow-green.
So I guess given the right condition can grow above water surface too.

I've also got a question. Some of my plants are getting holes in their leaves.
What nutrient is missing? Iron?

Richard Ruck