overviewThe Indian Red Sword is a hybrid between Echinodorus uruguayensis and Echinodorus aschersonianus, which gives the adult leaves their red coloration. If the conditions are not ideal, the plant grows more slowly, a bit smaller, and the deep red coloration of the leaves will turn more rust to green in color. This species is amphibious and will grow either submersed or partially submersed. Requiring little attention after the initial planting, the Indian Red Sword is a great plant for beginners.
The Indian Red Sword requires moderate to high lighting, approximately 3 watts per gallon provided by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. The temperature of the water should be between 72°-82°F, with an alkalinity of 3-8 dKH and a neutral pH.
The Indian Red Sword propagates by rhizomes or adventitious shoots that grow off of leaves. A prolific plant under most circumstances, the development of a new leaf once a week is not uncommon.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 4" to 6"