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Red Rubin Sword

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Echinodorus 'Rubin' is a great red leafed sword plant variety for the aquarium.  Echinodorus 'Rubin' has long slender dark red leaves that makes it an excellent choice for background areas of the aquarium.  Plant Echinodorus 'Rubin' in  the background of your aquarium for deep red contrast in that area.  Echinodorus 'Rubin' is another sword created by the breeder, Hans Barth.  According to him, the plants were selected from crosses between E. horemanii "red"(color form of E. uruguayensis) and E. barthii.

Common Name:     Rubin sword

Family Name:          Alismataceae

Native To:                Cultivar

Lighting:                  Moderate

Requirements:          Undemanding, but a heavy feeder and gets large

Growth Form:           Rosette

Growth Rate:            Moderate

True Aquatic:            Yes

Placement in Tank:   Background

Available As:             Bare root, potted