• Aflame Sword (Echinodorus sp. 'Aflame'), bare root
  • Aflame Sword (Echinodorus sp. 'Aflame'), bare root
  • Aflame Sword (Echinodorus sp. 'Aflame'), bare root

Aflame Sword (Echinodorus sp. 'Aflame'), bare root

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This dwarf-sized sword plant is very rare and in-demand, and it can exhibit incredible red-purple coloration!


Aflame Sword (Echinodorus sp. 'Aflame') is a relatively new cultivar that has become very popular due to its small size and exceptional coloration. Its bright green and red-purple leaves are distinctive, making it an absolutely lovely plant that can be a very distinctive part of the aquascape. It can even thrive in low-tech setups wiith moderate to high lighting and nutrient-rich substrate! Unlike most sword plants, it can even be kept in nano setups due to its smaller size and slower growth rate.

Care for Aflame Sword is very simple. This plant will benefit from CO2 supplementation, but it does not require it. While it will thrive in high lighting, it is also very durable and can do very well under moderate lighting. It requires nutrient-rich substrate for its extensive root structure. It is likely only suitable for background placement in smaller aquariums, but it can also be placed in the middle ground of larger aquariums. Aflame Sword reproduces through rhizome division as well as by the production of side shoots, which can be removed and replanted.  It is very intolerant of copper, so please keep this in mind if you use tap water in your aquarium.


Aflame Sword is a member of the plant group known as Rosettes, which are known for their extremely short stem axis and for the way their leaves grow upward from the base of the plant. This plant can grow up to 16 inches (40 cm) in height with the proper lighting and water quality, but it sometimes stays as small as 8 inches (20 cm).  As with all of our plants (besides tissue cultures), our Aflame Swords are kept in water in a dedicated tank rather than plastic packaging, which means your plant will arrive much healthier.


Like most plants, Aflame Sword will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen, Iron, and other plant supplements.

No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We can not guarantee our plants will be snail free.


What We Like About This Plant:

  • Bright green and red-purple coloration
  • Smaller size than most sword plants
  • Very easy to propagate
  • Provides a great deal of cover for animal fry
  • Very hardy and durable in a well-lit, nutrient-rich aquarium


Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 72° - 84° F (22° - 29° C)
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5
  • Lighting: Moderate to high
  • Origin: Indigenous to South America, cultivated in US nurseries
  • Aquarium placement: Middle to Background
  • Care: Easy


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