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Radican Sword

(Echinodorus cordifolius)

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 Quick Care Facts

• Care Level: Moderate   • Lighting: Medium to High   • Maximum Size: 24"
• Placement: Midground   • Water Conditions: 72-84° F, pH 5.0-7.5, KH 3-8
• Propagation: Adventitious Plants, Seeds   • Color Forms: Green
Supplements: High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
• Origin: North and Central America   • Family: Alismataceae

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Native Habitat and Species Information

Radican Sword native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility.

Echinodorus cordifolius, also known as the Radican Sword is an attractive Rosette plant that has vibrant-green, stemmed leaves. The Radican Sword will grow to reach 24+ inches tall and is often used as a large, beautiful centerpiece in many aquariums.

Aquarium Care

How to successfully keep Radican Sword in the home aquarium.

The Radican Sword requires a nutrient-rich substrate and iron-rich fertilizer, as well as moderate to high lighting of 2 to 4 watts per gallon from full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. The Radican Sword will benefit from CO2 injection and as with other Echinodorus species, the Radican Sword is usually left alone by herbivorous and large fish.

Propagation Information

How to propagate and grow Radican Sword.

The Radican Sword propagates mainly from adventitious plants. Once the new plant establishes a root system and a few leaves, cut it at the root with very sharp, sterilized scissors and gently press the "baby" plant into the substrate. Freshly propagated plants can also be floated for a period of time before being planted into the substrate.

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