Red Rubin Sword (Echinodorus horemanii x E. barthii), bare root
This sword plant hybrid is one of the most spectacularly red plants that can be the centerpiece fauna of even large aquariums!
The Red Rubin Sword (Echinodorus horemanii x E. barthii) is a striking plant that can make for an incredible centerpiece or focal point in the aquarium. Its red leaves (as it matures) make for a very distinctive appearance and its impressive mature size of up to 24 inches make it an excellent candidate for the aquarium background. It can even thrive in low-tech setups wiith moderate to high lighting and nutrient-rich substrate!
Care for the Red Rubin 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 produces very large leaves, so it must be planted with care to not cast too much shade on other plants as it grows. It is certainly only suitable for background placement in smaller aquariums, but it can also be placed in the middle ground of larger aquariums. The Red Rubin 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.
The Red Rubin 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 24 inches in height with the proper lighting and water quality. Approximate shipping size of our Red Rubin Swords ranges from 6 to 8 inches tall. As with all of our plants (besides tissue cultures), our Red Rubin Swords are kept in water in a dedicated tank rather than plastic packaging, which means your plant will arrive much healthier.
Like most plants, Red Rubin Sword will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen, Iron, and other plant supplements.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Incredible red leaves
- Tall and wide growth that is ideal for larger aquariums
- Very easy to propagate
- Provides a great deal of cover for animal fry
- Very hardy and durable in a well-lit, nutrient-rich aquarium
- 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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