1 Red Flame Sword Plant (Echinodorus Red Flame)
Size Ranges from: 5-10 inches on average, size may vary some given that these are live plants
- Care: Easy
- Growth rate: Medium
- Placement: back ground
- Lighting requirements: Low light easy
- Color: Red & Green
- Max size: 12-20 inches
- Propagation: runners/splitting apart at the base when large enough
- Recommended Fertilizer: Nutrient rich root tabs
Red flame swords are medium to moderately fast growing background/Mid ground plants. This plant, like all plants, grows best with fertilizer and lighting around 6500k. This plant can be grown without co2, fertilizer is recommended but not always required depending on the substrate you use and bio load in your tank. Red flame swords are primarily root feeders so root tabs help! This plant is propagated by runners, meaning it shoots out little baby plants in all directions.
How to achieve the best color with these red swords? The answer is not to load up on iron. The solution is good lighting and nutrients. Lighting is the core factor in plant color, next up is nutrients. Provided you have a good light and nutrient source these swords should do wonderfully for you.
The optimal way to fertilize these swords is with root tabs. Liquid fertilizer works as well but isn’t as effective as root tabs since these plants feed more at their roots. You can place a root tab directly beneath the plant and the roots will soak up nutrients from the root tablet. Checkout our root tabs by clicking Here, your plants will thank you!