Melon Red Sword Plant

Echinodorus 'Barthii'

Common Name: Red Melon Sword
Family Name: Alismataceae
Native To: Hybrid
Lighting: Medium - High
pH: 6 - 8
Growth Demands: Easy
Growth Form: Rosette
Growth Rate: Medium
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: Mid - background
Available As: Bare Root, Potted

Echinodorus 'Barthii' is more commonly known in the United States aquarium trade as Red Melon sword plant. Burgundy red submerged leaves are the highlight of this aquarium plant. Echinodorus 'Barthii' is one of the more compact and slower growing sword plants allowing it to be planted in midground areas of the aquarium.

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Diane S.
United States
Red Melon Swords

My 3 Red Melon Swords haven't grown much at all, even with Root Tabs. I have each one in a different tank and all 3 are just tiny and dull. I have a previous one from a mystery package that is incredible. Very disappointed in this set, was hoping for the same type.

Glen S.
United States United States
Melon red sword

I love the plant great root system and good size plants

Mark F.
United States United States
Sword review #2

Same as Sword review #1

Leo d.
United States United States
Fantastic plant.

Absolutely gorgeous plant. Lovely color, healthy, lots of leaves. It's doing great in my aquarium.