Echinodorus Hadi Red Pearl Sword is a beautiful small to medium sword plant with green leaves with red markings throughout. Red Pearl Swords stay smaller than most sword plants, which make them great for medium to small aquariums. Like most swords, they should be planted directly into the substrate. When using inert substrates such as sand or gravel, it is important to supplement the plants with root tabs as Echinodorus are heavy root feeders.
You are buying a rooted plant. Right now they are averaging approx. 5 or more inches tall.
Sword plants are bottom feeders, so only plant the roots, Not the plant itself (where the green starts) in your substrate. Planting this plant too deep can cause melting. Adding fertilizer tabs a couple of inches from the roots is suggested.
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