This is a very impressive plant, with its big bold leaves that get dark purple and sometimes look almost black.. When it comes to the Echinidorus family this one will really show itself off as it fills in the backround of your aquarium!
Red Rubin sword plants are not picky when it comes to water parameters, but they do need a good, nutrient-rich soil in order to thrive. CO2 injection is not necessary for these plants. Moderate light is ideal for Red Rubin swords, but the plant will do fine under a range of lighting conditions. These plants are sensitive to copper and should not be kept in tanks treated with it. Amazon sword plants can get pretty huge, making them a great fit for a large tank. Their large leaves can easily restrict light to other plants if they are not pruned regularly.
Family Name: Alismataceae
Co2: Not necessary
Propagation: Adventitious shoots
Growth rate: Fast