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Oriental Sword - Echinodorus var. 'oriental' - Medium

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Oriental Sword plants have much narrower leaves then most of the other sword plants and are also more delicate. The younger center leaves will have a reddish pink coloration to them and will change to green only as the plant matures.

"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 NameOriental Sword - Medium
Scientific NameEchinodorus var. `oriental`
Plant pH6.0-8.0
Growth RateModerate
Light IntensityModerate
Water HardnessSoft to Hard
Temperature Range72-80
FlowersEmerged: inflorescence stem, usually white

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