Red Diamond Sword (Echinodorus "Red Diamond")


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Red Diamond Sword (Echinodorus "Red Diamond")


Common Name: Red Diamond Sword
Proper Name: Echinodorus "Red Diamond"
Category: Echinodorus
Temperature: 18 - 30 C
PH: 6-8
Lighting: High
Growth Rate: Medium
Difficulty: Medium
Origin: South America, Cultivar
Position in Aquascape: Mid-Ground
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Echinodorus 'Red Diamond' appeared as a culture in the Ukraine, and is probably a cross between E. horemanni 'red' and E. x barthii. The resultant hybrid is an attractive plant with ruby-red sword-shaped leaves. Unlike many of the other Echinodorus species, Echinodorus 'Red Diamond' remains moderate in size, so it is extremely well suited as a solitary plant, even in small aquariums. Increasing the nutrients in the substrate results in more abundant growth, while favourable light conditions promote the formation of the ruby-red leaves. [TROPICA]
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