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Old 02-14-2004, 05:37 AM   #1
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This must be the ideal sword plant for a not-so-big tank. Low light, low ferts, just keeps growing and looking good! Now is it Echinodorus osiris, or Echinodorus barthii, or E osiris barthii... dunno.
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Old 02-14-2004, 06:56 AM   #2
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Wow! Looks major healthy!! Good job! Please feel free to send me any off shoots! ~
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Old 02-14-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
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It's Echinodorus barthii, I really like this sword...stays low and has great color!
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:30 AM   #4
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Anyone know how to propagate this kind of a sword ??
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:59 AM   #5
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"Adventitious shoots and rhizomes"

Don't know what triggers it though. I remember someone had a lot of babies in his tank. On the other hand, I hope it stays vegetative like it is...
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:01 AM   #6
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WOW! I want one.
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Beautiful plant. When you say it stays kinda small, how big is that? ..diameter and height of a mature plant?
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:27 AM   #8
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In my tank, the diameter is about 8 inches, the height around 4 inches. Under different conditions (more/less light, ferts and CO2) they might "behave" totally different.
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:22 PM   #9
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Wow! Gorgeous, wasser! I got a baby compacta sword from Ann (anonapersona) and it's growing very similarly - low and wide. Very pretty - but not quite the color of your specimen! Nice!
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:11 PM   #10
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The purple is awesome looking! I'm definately adding that one to my next plant order.
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:20 PM   #11
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BTW, I got those from aquariumplant.com.
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:28 PM   #12
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That is a pretty cool plant. I love the colors!
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:59 PM   #13
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It's nice and compact under poor-conditions. 4 or 5 inches leaves. Slow growth.

With CO2 and lotsa waters changes, the leaves can grow fast: 1 or 2 a week with 12- 14 inch leaves. So you cut the leaves off, and after cutting dozens of leaves, the base starts to look like a palm-tree...

I'll attach a photo in a couple weeks.

In 2 years, I've yet to see a runner or plantlet.
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:13 AM   #14
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Man that izzzza beauty bro ! Very , very healthy looking reds...cant beat a beautiful sword. I am growing an echinodorus "rose" for the first time and I wasnt sure what to expect but it isnt letting me down, I am imagining one like yours sitting next to it

Beautiful plant Wasser !
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:41 AM   #15
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very nice looking sword that, I recienty took a rhizome cutting from one of these that is in a friends tank (the fool let me prune it :P ) the cutting put out new growth in about 2-3 weeks and now has about 6 leaves, hopefully it'll grow up to be like yours.
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