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Red Flame Sword (Echinodorus sp. Red Flame)

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Red Flame Sword (Echinodorus sp. Red Flame) 

Red Flame Sword is an attractive variant of the Sword plant species. With its large, oval, red-dappled leaves growing on sturdy stems, Red Flame Sword lives up to its name. It is guaranteed to provide a strikingly beatufiful focal point in any aquarium.

Care & Maintenance for Red Flame Sword

If grown under ideal conditions and given adequate space, including nutrient rich substrate, good light, and regular dose of iron fertilizer (either through root tabs or liquid fertilizers), Red Flame Sword has a potential to grow up to 12 inches. It can be kept in check by occasional trimming of roots and some of the tallest leaves. Sharp aquascaping scisorrs will make this job a breeze.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Background

Provided with these conditions, Red Flame Sword, like most other Sword plants, is hardy, adaptable, and one of the easiest plants to keep in the aquarium. Red Flame Sword should be planted in the background areas of the aquarium. Many fish, like discus or angelfish, will lay their eggs on the plant's leaves. Under good conditions, Sword plants will readily propagate by producing daughter plants on runners.

Red Flame Sword is also available potted. Other Sword varieties are available, including Amazon Sword, Rose Sword, Ozelot Sword, and many more.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (10)

  • 5
    Great addition to the tank
    Posted by Anne Simmons on 28 Sep 2022

    I liked the first Red Flame Swords so much, I bought more for a smaller tank. The color combination provides a nice texture and they are full enough to hide equipment like heaters without being too big. In my small tank they crate a canopy the fish can hide under. Each plant arrived fresh and healthy, without signs of damage. They all transitioned to their tanks without a problem.

  • 5
    Posted by Anne Simmons on 16 Sep 2022

    The Red Flame Sword showed up looking incredibly healthy, as if it had just been pulled from the tank. It does a great job of hiding tank equipment.

  • 5
    Red Flame Sword
    Posted by Maureen Townsend on 5 Sep 2022

    The plant arrived in excellent- you always pack so well and the whole thing is so clean. Thank you

  • 5
    Red flame sword
    Posted by Rich Scott on 18 Apr 2022

    Snail free clean great color healthy Adds so much to the tank Really appreciate the temperature given in your description all plants doing well in the warm water of my Discus tank Great color clean snail free

  • 3
    red flame sword
    Posted by Mike on 13 Oct 2021

    leaves a little beat up, but plant still plantable

  • 4
    growing great
    Posted by Marvin L Wolfe on 3 Aug 2021

    Arrived healthy and is doing quite well. Better red color than when I received it !

  • 5
    Awesome plants
    Posted by Chad Clayton on 3 Aug 2021

    Very pleased with the shipment and plants. They look great on my tank!!!

  • 4
    Red Flame Sword
    Posted by John Mock on 8 Jun 2021

    Better plants from my last order. Decent size and in good condition.

  • 5
    Posted by Tony on 26 Apr 2021

    Awesome looking plants!

  • 4
    Posted by David Ferguson on 13 Oct 2020