Aquarium Roots

Red Melon Sword (Echinodorus osiris)

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Like all sword plants, its primary nutrient uptake is from the roots.  As a result, it requires nutrient rich substrate and/or root tabs to thrive.  Otherwise, this plant is an easy keeper and will thrive in most aquariums.  This plant can grow up to 20 inches in height, so make sure you plan your layout to accommodate a plant of this size. 


Temperature: 72° - 83° F 

pH: 6.5 - 7.5

Lighting: Moderate to high

Origin: South America

Aquarium placement: Middle to background

Care: Easy, CO2 not required