Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Radican Sword
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Radican Sword
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Radican Sword (Echinodorus cordifolius)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Color Form Green
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 1' 8"
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Alismataceae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Placement Mid-ground
Propagation Adventitious Plants, Seeds
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Overview

The Radican Sword, also known as the Swordplant or the Creeping Burhead, is a Rosette plant that may grow to 20 inches in height. Its leaves are stemmed, and are a vibrant green in appearance. The Radican Sword may also produce long-stemmed, floating leaves. It is an amphibious plant and will grow either partially or fully submersed.

The Radican Sword should be housed in an aquarium large enough to accomodate its size. The floating leaves should be removed to prevent the shedding of submersed leaves on it, and to allow enough light to reach the other aquarium plants. For the best growth, fertilization must be provided.

The Radican Sword requires a water temperature of 72°-82°F, an alkalinity of 3-8 dKH and a pH of 6.5-7.5. For the best growth, provide at least 2 watts per gallon using full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs.

This plant propagates by adventitious plants on the peduncle, and occasionally, also by dropping seeds. For the most attractive landscape, plant the Radican Sword singly. They grow best in large, open aquariums.

Approximate Shipping Size: Potted. 6" to 9"

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