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Ruffle Sword (Echinodorus Martii) - Potted

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Ruffle Sword | Potted

Echinodorus Martii, also known as E. Major, E. Leopolodina, or commonly as Ruffled Sword, originates from Brazil. This sword plant is very popular among aquarium enthusiasts because it produces broad, green leaves that may be ruffled or undulated around the edges, giving it an attractive and unique appearance.

How to Care for Ruffle Sword

It is an undemanding plant and will thrive in varied water conditions. This plant requires a moderate level of lighting conditions for optimum growth and prefers nutrient-rich substrate. Like most sword plant species, Ruffle Sword is a heavy root feeder, and we recommend fertilizing it with root tabs. The plant will also grow more robustly if provided with iron fertilizer. 

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 70-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground-Background

This plant is ideal for mid to large-sized tanks. In smaller aquariums, this sword plant may be a main feature or focal point. The large leaves and lush colors make this aquarium plant pop in any aquarium. Many fish such as discus and angels utilize the leaves of this plant to spawn or set up their territories nearby.

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