Melon Sword Plant (Echinodorus osiris) - 6 to 8 inch Planted Pot
The Melon Sword plant is widely regarded as the most beautiful sword plant available in the aquarium hobby. It features lengthy stems with large leaves that taper into pointed ends. Older leaves are a bright green color, while newly grown leaves will often take on a lovely red tint. The leaves can become quite large, making this a perfect background plant for a large aquarium or a wonderful centerpiece in a small aquarium.
The Melon Sword is a member of the Rosette plants, which are known for their extremely short stem axes and for the way their leaves grow upward from the base of the plant. This plant can grow up to 20 inches in height with the proper lighting and water quality. The Melon Sword plant in our pictures is one that is planted in one of our personal aquariums, and is the same size we send. Approximate shipping size ranges from 6 to 8 inches tall. The plant comes in a pot from which the roots can be removed and planted into your substrate.
This is a hardy plant that will grow even in hard water and with low-intensity lighting. However, brighter lighting and high quality water that is maintained at around 75° F will help the Melon Sword grow to its full potential. As with all of our plants, our Melon Swords are kept in water in a dedicated tank rather than plastic packaging, which means your plant will arrive much healthier.
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