Echinodorus ID

Curiosity aroused when I saw this echinodorus in a public park in Jakarta.

Full grown plants

Detailed leaf

Flowers

And the result is:

Your plant has large roundish heart-shaped leaves and large flowers with many (much more than 12) stamens. I think it’s something near Echinodorus floribundus (= E. grandiflorus ssp. aureus = “E. grandiflorus” in older aquarium literature), although some other features have to be checked, as form of pellucid markings (laticifers) in pressed leaves (points in E. floribundus, lines e.g. in E. cordifolius). Plants like this are often also labeled as “E. cordifolius” in nurseries but don’t belong to this species. 

Your plant may be no pure E. floribundus as the inflorescences lay down, a feature that can be seen e.g. in E. cordifolius. Typical E. floribundus has rather upright inflorescences.

Source: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plant-id/84589-echinodorus-id.html

Seems that I need to learn more about plant physiology.

Plant your aquatic plants in pots (in Indonesian)

INGIN memperindah taman dengan tanaman air, namun Anda tidak memiliki kolam? Jangan khawatir, karena tanaman air, seperti teratailotus, atau tifa, bisa ditanam dalam pot. Tetapi perhatikan media tanam dan proses penanamannya., agar tanaman air tetap tumbuh subur, walaupun berada dalam pot.

Bahan dan alat:

  • Teratai, lumpur, pupuk kandang, pupuk NPK, tanah merah, air.
  • Tempayan, ember plastik, sendok, selang air.

Langkah pengerjaan:

Tuangkan lumpur ke dalam tempayan. Jika tinggi tempayan 30cm, kedalaman lumpur cukup 10cm-20cm. Pastikan lumpur berkualitas baik.

Taburkan pupuk kandang dan NPK secara merata di atas lumpur. Ketebalan pupuk kandang 1cm-3cm. Sedangkan pupuk NPK, cukup satu sendok makan atau satu genggam tangan, jika tempayan berukuran besar. Campuran pupuk kandang dan NPK, dapat membantu mempercepat kesuburan tanah dan pertumbuhan tanaman.

Letakkan teratai pada permukaan campuran lumpur dan pupuk. Tak perlu dibenamkan, cukup diletakkan. Tuangkan lumpur hingga menutup seluruh akar tanaman.

Tuangkan tanah merah di sekeliling tanaman dan lumpur. Ketebalan tanah merah ± 1cm-2cm. Fungsi tanah adalah sebagai media tanam. Kemudian, isikan air ke dalam tempayan. Bersihkan daun dan tangkai yang kotor akibat proses penanaman, dengan membilasnya dengan air. Letakkan tempayan di sudut taman, yang mendapat cukup cahaya matahari.

 

Source: http://properti.kompas.com/index.php/read/2008/12/18/09383973/menanam.teratai.dalam.pot

Water jasmine (Echinodorus)

Echinodorus (Burhead) is a genus of plants in the family Alismataceae and distributed in the Western Hemisphere. Its scientific nameis derived from Ancient Greek echius – rough husk, and doros – leathern bottle, alluding to ovaries, which in some species are armed with persistent styles, forming prickly head of fruit.

Echinodorus are by nature marsh and bog plants that can grow submersed. Many species are grown in aquariums. They prefer good light and grow best in a deep, nutrient-richsubstrate. Most will grow in variable water conditions, though the majority need tropical or sub-tropical temperature ranges. Propagation is by division or by adventitious new plants developing on submerged flowering stems. The larger species make magnificent specimen plants for the larger aquarium, though they may form aerial leaves in good conditions. If the inflorescence forms submerse small plantlets will form instead of flowers. If grown emerse and kept humid, flowers and seeds will normally readily form. The seeds can be grown in damp sand in warm, damp conditions. Additional CO2 often helps in strong growth.

Many species are popular in the aquarium or pondThe Amazon Sword Plants are one of the most popular aquarium plants for their attractive form and general hardiness.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinodorus

Welcome

Hello All!

My name is Novianto Sutardi.

I am a water jasmine (Echinodorus) grower from Indonesia, and this blog is made to help those who are trying to grow Echinodorus properly.

Materials are taken from various resources, compiled in order to help new Echinodorus grower on their journey to cultivate this wonderful plants.

Hopefully, you can learn something from this blog.