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Description
Radican Sword
(Echinodorus cordifolius)
Quick Care FactsCare 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
Species:Species Information
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
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
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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