Red Flame Sword (Echinodorus sp. Red Flame) | Potted
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.
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!
Beautiful and healthy plants!
Big beautiful red leaves and the plecos love to sleep on them!