Echinodorus ‘Ozelot Green’ – This well-growing swordplant cultivar has leaves with red-brown spots, as well as Echinodorus ‘Ozelot’, but differs by light to middle green basic colour, causing an especially contrasting pattern. Otherwise it is similar to the normal ‘Ozelot’: the submerged leaves are narrowly elliptic with wavy edge; the leaf rosette gets about 40-50 cm tall and 40 cm broad.
The Green Ozelot swordplant looks best as a solitary plant or small, loose group in the midground to background of bigger, at least 50 cm high aquariums. Dark green spots are a beautiful contrast on lighter green leaves. Leaf margin is fluted. Nutrient rich substrate promotes growth, fertilization beneficial. Echinodorus Ozelot Green is easy to grow and care for as it thrives in almost all tank conditions. Vigorous growth when nutritional requirements are met. Capable of submersed or emersed growth. Propagation by rhizome division of larger plants or adventitious shoots. When exposed to an extended photoperiod, 12+ hours, Ozelot swords send up adventitious shoots that will extend above water surface. If kept submerged, these shoots will produce more daughter plants. Can propagate plantlets after 5-8cm of growth, remove carefully. A Good beginners plant.
MAX HEIGHT: 30cm
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
LIGHT: Bright to very bright
WATER HARDNESS: Soft to hard
Just like fish, living plants do best when they are kept in an aquarium that best suits their needs. Selecting live plants that share common water conditions will minimize problems and make it easier for you to maintain and keep your aquarium in tip top shape.