Sword Red Melon (Echinodorus Barthii v. "red melon")

(6 reviews)
0.06 LBS
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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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  • 5
    Sword red melon

    Posted by Laura Rakowski-Cole on Aug 23rd 2022

    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.

  • 5
    Sword red melon

    Posted by Laura Rakowski-Cole on Aug 19th 2022

    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.

  • 5
    sword plant

    Posted by Mike Hartwig on Jan 29th 2014

    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.

  • 5
    great plant

    Posted by frank hasenbalg on Dec 5th 2012

    very nice plant and great size for th $ it took off growing rite away i am very happy with my purchase

  • 5
    Really Nice Plant

    Posted by Brad Darnell on Jul 19th 2012

    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!

  • 5
    Nice Plants

    Posted by J. Ingenito on Dec 28th 2010

    My plants were beautiful and arrived in perfect condition. Great value for the money!