The Red Rubin Sword plant (Echinodorus rubin) has green leaves when grown out of the water and when grown submerged develops red/brown leaves. It is known as a tall plant in the aquarium hobby, therefore better suited as a background plant that will add nice color other than green to your freshwater planted aquarium.
It is an easy plant to maintain, but grows tall in the aquarium. It requires a moderate level of light of 2 to 3 watts per gallon provided by a full spectrum light.
This species will propagate is by side shoots, rhizome division or a new plant will form at the end of one of its old leaves. Just separate the new plant and re-plant.
This plant will benefits from the additions of CO2 and fertilizers.
Hardiness: EasyLight Needs: Medium Plant Structure: Rosette Family: Alismataceae Genus: Echinodorus