Dwarf Swordplant

Picture of a Dwarf SwordplantDwarf SwordplantEchinodorus quadricostatusPhoto © Animal-World

   Dwarf Swordplants are great at adapting to different light levels! The brighter the light, the longer the leaves will grow!

Dwarf Swordplants will grow to a maxium height of 3-6 inches (8-15 cm). They grow relatively quickly and it is a good idea to plant each one with a space around it so it will have room to grow and expand.

They are short plants with thin leaves, making them great as foreground decorations in aquariums. They are relatively easy to care for and if given proper care and lighting they will spread quickly. Watch for yellowing leaves however, because this probably means a lack of iron, which is a common problem for these plants.

For more Information on keeping a planted aquarium see:
About Planted Aquariums, Adding Aquatic Plants For a Healthy Aquarium


Geographic Distribution
Echinodorus quadricostatus
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Distribution:

   They originate in Brazil.

Water conditions:

   Temperature: 72-82° F (22-28° C)
   pH: 6.5 - 7.5
   dCH: 2-12

Lighting:


   Light level: variable but usually bright

Propagation:

   They propagate from runners.

Availability:

   Dwarf Swordplants are readily available.

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