Red Rubin Sword - Echinodorus horemanii x barthii - Small
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Item # 208913 / Manufacturer Part # F6600360034
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The Red Rubin Sword is a cultivated variety, a hybrid between Echinodorus horemanii and the Red Melon Sword hybrid Echinodorus x barthii. It has long, broad leaves that are green and ruby red with lighter ribs. Bright lighting will help bring out its intense color.
"Sword Plants" come primarily from the Echinodorus genus and are marsh or bog plants from the tropical western hemisphere (North, South and Central America as well as some islands in the region). While there are around 3 scientifically accepted species, many species are cross-bred and propagated by hobbyists and nurseries to create numerous variants and hybrids.
While swords may grow emerged in the wild (with their leaves out of the water), they are well adapted to submerged life in the aquarium as well. Emerged plants grow flowers, while submerged plants will reproduce by sending out runners to grow new plants. Most swords need high lighting to thrive. They also benefit from a nutrient-rich substrate and iron and CO2 supplements, especially in heavily planted aquariums.
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|Common Name||Red Rubin Sword - Small|
|Scientific Name||Echinodorus horemanii x barthii|
|Light Intensity||Moderate to High|
|Water Hardness||Soft to Hard|
|Flowers||Emerged: inflorescence stem, usually white|
Very nice plant purchase 11/6/2012
Plant came in very good condition and has a small root system already developed. Works well as a mid planting in the tank. Overall very happy!