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Echinodorus 'aquaritica' Plant Species Profile

Echinodorus 'aquaritica'

Kristian Iversen at the Aquartica company in Denmark developed this relatively new small sword. It has a lovely green color just a bit darker than the flesh of a lime, but slightly lighter than lime skin.

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Echinodorus 'Oriental' Plant Species Profile

Echinodorus 'Oriental'

New leaves are nearly transparent and pink, turning red with green veins as it matures. Fully mature leaves are dark green. The leaf margin can be slightly undulated. This a relatively easy to grow sword and smaller than most, such as the more common E.

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Echinodorus 'Red Diamond' Plant Species Profile

Echinodorus 'Red Diamond'

Earlier known as a Victoria, this cultivar has been christened “Red Diamond.” It is believed to be a cross between E. horemanni 'red' and E. x barthii.

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Echinodorus angustifolia Plant Species Profile

Echinodorus angustifolia

Echinodorus angustifolia is unlike most of the swords one comes across in the hobby; its leaves are narrow and it remains no taller than a few inches. However, given plenty of light, nutrients and space, a plant can eventually develop to three times that height.

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Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' Plant Species Profile

Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'

The crinkled texture of its leaves makes this special cultivar of the E. parviflorus a beautiful example of the few truly dwarf sword plants. Its maximum height is about half that of other E. parviflorus varieties. It grows slowly unless you provide it CO2 and strong light.

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Echinodorus species Plant Species Profile

Echinodorus species

Amazon sword plants (Echinodorus species) have been available in the aquarium hobby for many years, as they are a fairly easy plant to keep as long as they are provided with sufficient light and nutrients. The most common naturally occurring variety in the hobby is E.

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Egeria densa Plant Species Profile

Egeria densa

Egeria densa is one of the fastest growing, and most commonly available plants in the aquarium hobby. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most frequently released, and has become established, along with Hydrilla, as one of the most invasive nuisance plants all over the world.

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