Eriocaulon King Crimson, aka 'Eriocaulon Quinquangular' (Multipack)
An ABC Plants exclusive. The KING of aquarium plants with it's beautiful crimson color and unusual but pleasing appearance, an group of Eriocaulon king crimsons is a fantastic way to make your aquarium stand out from others!
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Size: 6 x 6cm typically; may grow up to 10 x 10cm
Native Range: Asia
Position and Usage: Foreground to midground
Growth Rate: Slow
Lighting: 4/5 – 5/5
Water conditions: Prefers softer water and temperatures of 20 - 28°C
Special requirements: Magnesium enrichment, CO2 injection, root tabs
Eriocaulon King Crimson
Eriocaulon King Crimson is one of our most spectacular varieties, turning a bright pinkish red with CO2 addition or remaining a lighter, pink-tinged green without. These plants are very demanding root feeders and may form surprisingly extensive root systems in fertile, soft, or fine sand-like planting media. Encourage growth by planting in nutrient-rich substrates or placing a slow-release nutrient root tab beneath the plant. Eriocaulon requires high lighting to establish and root properly, without which newly planted specimens may simply “melt away” while established specimens may cease to grow and atrophy at their core. Such decay can be reversed if consistent, high lighting is restored. No other plants should be allowed to grow over your Eriocaulon lest they block or filter light. Eriocaulon leaves are delicate and, without clean water and circulation, may become clogged by debris and algal growth. This plant can be replicated by dividing the mother plant in half using a sharp razor blade to produce two daughter plants. However, as these plants are extremely delicate, this procedure is not without risk. Eriocaulon can also reproduce by producing flowering buds on stalks. We recommend clipping buds if they emerge, as the mother plant usually dies after reproduction.