Sword St. Elmo's Fire (Echinodorus sp. St Elmo's Fire)Medium - Large

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"Sword Plants" come primarily from the Echinodorus genus and are marsh or bog plants from the tropical western hemisphere (North, South and Central America as well as some islands in the region). While there are around 3 scientifically accepted species, many species are cross-bred and propagated by hobbyists and nurseries to create numerous variants and hybrids.

While swords may grow emerged in the wild (with their leaves out of the water), they are well adapted to submerged life in the aquarium as well. Emerged plants grow flowers, while submerged plants will reproduce by sending out runners to grow new plants. Most swords need high lighting to thrive. They also benefit from a nutrient-rich substrate and iron and CO2 supplements, especially in heavily planted aquariums.
  • Common Name: St. Elmo's Fire
  • Family Name: Alismataceae
  • Native To: South America
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 5.5-7.5
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement in Tank: Mid-Background
  • Available As: Bare root
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  • 5
    Elmo's Fire Sword!

    Posted by Retired Navy on Oct 3rd 2021

    Elmo's Fire Sword is one of my favorite plants and we just met! The colors, the long roots, and it was a fairly large bush, I LOVE IT! It was affordable too! I'm retired and investing in my aquarium is stress relieving for me. It can be stressful when you have a hobby you can't afford. I was so happy to find these healthy affordable plants I spend more than I should. LOL The plants arrived on time, healthy, no snail problems, professionally packaged, and the customer service was friendly to all! I always look forward to getting a new package from them. One of the rare treats I have to look forward to. I would recommend you try fresh plants using these affordable plants, and ask them for tips! ;)