Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae' XL
- Regular price
- Regular price
- Sale price
Origin: South America
Position in Aquarium: Background
Grows up to (cm):
Growth rate: Fast
The image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.
our delivery promise to you
If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.
If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.
One of the most popular 'Amazon-swords' the Echinodorus bleheri' can grow up to 60 cm in height and the mature plants can have up to 50 leaves, each growing around 3-6cm in size. Also known as Echinodorus paniculatus it's really easy to grow and will require little care for hobbyists making it perfect for beginners and up. Because this aquarium plant grows large, it's often used as a focal point so bear that in mind. However, in larger tanks, they look better placed behind stones.
In a CO2 infused tank, you'll be amazed at how quick new leaves grow and if you look carefully you will also see tiny oxygen bubbles coming from the leaves, another indication that it's growing fast.
Note - the picture is a guide only and what you receive may be smaller (or larger) than the picture as we are not the growers and therefore cannot control the size. If you need to know specifically what size the plant is that we have atm, drop us an email and we can let you know.
1. Go large
Xl Plants are the biggest plants available to hobbyists and sometimes extremely impressive, especially in the summer time. Pots are typically 9cm+ but the range is fairly limited so if you see one you like, best to go for it.
Why is the range limited in the winter?
Plants grow much slower due to the weather and the cost to heat gigantic greenhouses. As a result, in the cooler months plants are typically 30-40% smaller than they are in the warmer months.
2. Planting up
Due to their size, they're best positioned towards the back of your aquarium. Of course, some of them will be better tied onto wood or rock (like Anubias). It is possible to leave these plants in their pots if you prefer, but we always recommend that where possible, you take them out of their pots and rockwool, and plant them in a nutrient rich soil. Bear in mind the plants may have extensive root structure but this can be trimmed prior to planting.
How much food do they need?
Due to their size, larger plants need much more food than the 5cm potted plants so this has to be considered when planting.
What fertilisers should I offer?
We always recommend using both a nutrient rich fertiliser and a liquid carbon for all plants. Use Neutro T as a liquid fertiliser and Neutro CO2 for your carbon. Both are available in big bottles and if you are injecting pressurised CO2, sway the Neutro T for Neutro+.
Are root tabs needed?
If you want to get the best from your plants, so they stay strong, grow faster and produce better colours then yes. Use TerraTabs for best results. Insert 3 under each XL plant every 4 months.
All In Stock
Everything you see on the site is in stock, ready to ship. No special orders, no waiting around.
Fast shipping. If you order before 4pm Mon-Fri, we'll ship the same day. Whoooosh.
You'll find our checkout smooth and silky for a comfortable shopping experiece. Welcome to First Class :)
We're environmentally friendly
1. Sustainable Packaging
2. Fast Delivery
See what others say about us
I can't find anything to say bad about AQUA ESSENTIALS,I found them by
mistake on eBay.The service and product's are first class.
Bought several Tropica tissue culture 1•2 grow pots and all were in excellent condition. Couldn't be happier.
company. I received my order super fast, everything was packaged really
well, really happy with my experience and will shop here again.
I was very pleased with the speed of the delivery .i ordered one evening
and the item arrived the next morning well packed . I think they deserve 6 stars out of 5.
Lovely plants and incredible customer service!