Echinodorus rubin
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Echinodorus rubin

Common Names: Rubin Sword
Distribution: Cultivar
Description: This rosette plant has thin leaves in comparison to many other sword plants. The leaves are also very long and can be green, bronze, or red in coloration with visible green veins.
Potential Height: 50cm   (19.7")
Growth Rate: Medium
Care: A nutritious, deep substrate is very beneficial to this heavy rooting sword plant. Will benefit from high light and CO2, but these are not necessary.
Difficulty: Easy
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
5 - 8
1 dH - 8 dH
Lighting: Will look and grow best under high lighting, but can do well in as little as two watts per gallon of fluorescent lighting.
Propagation: Will flower if the plant finds the surface of the tank. Runners also form under very satisfactory conditions.
Comments: Like most Echinodorus, the Rubin sword will outgrow or dominate most hobbyist tank sizes, but can be worth it as they are very stunning solitary specimen or as a centerpiece in a large heavily planted tank.
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