Sword Plants

Echinodorus ( Sword) plants Mostly for Statement plants



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Pygmy Chain Sword Narrow Leaf Loose

Pygmy Chain Sword Narrow Leaf Loose

(Echinodorus tenellus) This is a Sword Plant in miniature. The leaves will not grow up further than 2.5-3 inches from the base. It reproduces via chains or runners from the base of the main plant. It can also bloom and produce seed, but the seed is difficult to germinate. The plant is commonly known as "Mud Babies" here in the south, because it can produce very long chains of plants in the dark mud along lakes, ponds, and rivers. It, like all swords, prefers a nutritious substrate with iron supplements. It can be grown emersed and will bloom more readily if grown above water. these are sold as individual bare root plants
$1.20

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Echinodorus xingu

Echinodorus xingu

Echinodorus xingu is the dwarf Amazon sword.. AKA Echinodorus Hot Pepper . This is a smaller sword reaching a height of no more than 5.5 inches. It reproduces readily via runners. Great focal plant for nano tanks and great bunching foreground plant for larger tanks. These are sold as single bare root plants. The one in the pic is potted for an easier picture.
$1.90

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Amazon Sword

Amazon Sword

Echinodorus bleheri is the quintessential Amazon Sword. One of the easiest plants for a new planted tank Keeper. they can tolerate Med Low light and hard or soft water, Alkaline or acid. They only require decent nutrient rich substrate and some occasional iron supplement for robust growth. These are sold as single bare root plants.
$2.20

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Red Melon Sword Small

Red Melon Sword Small

(Echinodorus barthii) These are small Red Melon Swords. The Red Melon does not grow extremely tall. It tends to grow out to a larger round and stay fairly low. these are about 4-5 inches tall right now with 5-7 leaves. These are sold as bare root plants.
$2.60

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Red Rubin Sword small

Red Rubin Sword small

(Echinodorus "Rubin") The Red Rubin Sword is a cultivar cross between Echinodorus horemanii and E. barthii. E.'rubin" has long red, brown and green leaves in its submerged state. When emerged from the water, the leaves will turn bright green in color. This is a great background plant that will add a variety of color and texture to your freshwater planted aquarium. The Red Rubin is a easy plant to keep happy, but it can large in the aquarium. Use this plant as a background in the smaller aquarium, and as a mid-ground focal point in the larger aquarium. Do not allow its leaves to shade neighboring plants. It does well in medium low to high light but of course the higher the light the more leaves and more intense the red colors will be. Iron supplements near the roots also intensify the red color. The Red Rubin is sensitive to copper, and this type of medication should not be added to the aquarium where it is contained. These are sold as single small sized bare root plants
$3.10

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Echinodorus parviflorus

Echinodorus parviflorus

These are nice SMALL growing sword. The one in the pic is about 7 inches tall and blooming!! This is almost as large as they get. In lower light the stems become longer and the leaves rounder but with about 11-12 hours of light a day they stay fuller . The plant itself is very leafy by nature and this is a Fantastic sword for smaller tanks as it will not grow Huge like most swords do.
$3.15

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Red Melon Sword Medium

Red Melon Sword Medium

(Echinodorus barthii) These are Medium Red Melon Swords. The Red Melon does not grow extremely tall. It tends to grow out to a larger round and stay fairly low. these are about 4-5 inches tall right now with 5-7 leaves. These are sold as bare root plants. A new pic of the medium plants will be up very shortly.
$3.85

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Echinodorus "Marble Queen"

Echinodorus "Marble Queen"

( Echinodorus cordifolia Var Marble Queen) This is a great looking sword plant. and easy to grow. This is a E cordifolia so it is Hardy except in extreme situations through most of the lower half of the US. It works as well beside ponds as an emersed plant as it does in an aquarium immersed. They do loose some of the marbling when grown aquatic for a long time but it still shows up and makes this a fantastic eye catching sword. These are sold as bare root Medium sized single plants.
$4.00

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Echinodorus martii Med

Echinodorus martii Med

The Ruffle Sword or Echinodorus martii is a beautiful specimen plant. it tends to stay shorter than Amazon Swords. it has a lighter green coloring to leaves which are elongate and when mature get a delicate loose but definite ruffled edge and a fine red edging to the leaves. These are sold as single Med sized plants.
$4.00

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Red Flame Sword

Red Flame Sword

(Echinodorus " Red Flame") It has taken me a little while to get this one propagating BUT.. here they are and WOW!!! These are a beautiful variety of Sword Plant.. This is a sword that grow more up than out but it gets a lot of leaves and the leaves are amazing. New leaves come out as bright green with a red flame pattern as they begin to mature they become more olive with the red flame pattern as they become fully mature leaves the Flame pattern becomes a dark maroon red and the whole leaf becomes an off red / brown. These Plants can get large and tall when emersed but stay smaller when submerged and become full of leaves. What a pleasure to look at. Like all swords the like nutrient rich substrate and definitely some iron. They can withstand Low light but do best in med low to med or even high light. These are sold as bare root plants.
$4.05

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