Sword Red Melon (Echinodorus Barthii v. "red melon")AquariumPlants.com
Red Melon sword (Echinodorus Barthii) Very pretty ovate leaves. Depending on the size of your aquarium, red melon can be used mid or back ground. Medium hardiness. Copper sensitive. Echinodorus 'Barthii' is more commonly known in the United States aquarium trade as Red Melon sword plant. Burgundy red submerged leaves are the highlight of this aquarium plant. Echinodorus 'Barthii' is one of the more compact and slower growing sword plants allowing it to be planted in midground areas of the aquarium.
- Common Name: Red Melon Sword
- Family Name: Alismataceae
- Native To: Hybrid
- Lighting: Medium
- pH: 6-8
- Growth Demands: Easy
- Growth Form: Rosette
- Growth Rate: Slow
- True Aquatic: Yes
- Placement In Tank: Mid-Background
- Available As: Bare Root
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I received a nice sized plant with multiple leaves and about 6-7 inches tall. A great root system too! I laid on top of the gravel and after dosing with a plant vitamin, I can see days later it stretching its roots across the gravel. No color yet but green but hoping that will change as it matures.
This plant is beautiful and healthy. It's about 7 to 8 in Long and has a good root system. I placed it on top of my gravel behind my rock structure and it's doing beautifully. I haven't seen a change in color yet but after a shot of liquid fertilizer on day two it even appears to be standing more erect and getting ready to grow.
We've had ours 5 years and for the first 3 it stayed in it's original potting cage but thrived. After moving to a 55 gallon tank i released it and it is easily 8" in diameter now and the healthiest plant in the tank.
very nice plant and great size for th $ it took off growing rite away i am very happy with my purchase
WOW! my Red Melon arrived and it is about 8 inches in size. Really nice healthy and muture plant. Great value for the cost. Excellent plant!
My plants were beautiful and arrived in perfect condition. Great value for the money!