Ozelot Swordplant

Picture of an Ozelot SwordplantOzelot SwordplantEchinodorus schlueteriPhoto © Animal-World
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i love my ozelot sword! this is a great plant for those who have failed at keeping other red leaved plants due to light requirements. This plant will easily adapt... (more)  Barbara

   The Ozelot Sword is actually a cross between two Echinodorus plants, therefore letting it develop both a beautiful and unique red color that comes from the golden-red and pale red-brown of the two plants it is crossed with!

The Ozelot Sword only grows to a height of 8 to 12 inches, making it a wonderful and decorative plant for small aquariums. The grow slowly, but if given plenty of nutrients and strong lights they will grow large and broad leaves that have unique red colorings. One thing that is very important is to make sure that a good source of iron is present all the time. Without the proper amount of iron, these plants will produce weak and thin-looking leaves, which will eventually break down altogether and cause the plant to die.

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


Geographic Distribution
Echinodorus schlueteri
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Distribution:

   They originate in South America.

Water conditions:

   Temperature: 68-72° F (20-22° C)
   pH: 5.5 - 7.0
   dCH: 2-15

Lighting:


   Light level: Moderate to High

Propagation:

   The Ozelot Sword Plant can be propagated by adventitious plantlets that grow off the main plant.

Availability:

   Ozelot Swords are readily available.

Author: Jasmine Brough
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Barbara - 2006-02-14
i love my ozelot sword! this is a great plant for those who have failed at keeping other red leaved plants due to light requirements. This plant will easily adapt to your aquarium, and each plant looks a little different according to its setting. i have found it much easier to keep than the other swords. be sure to give it ample room to grow, and in a few months it will look as if it had been growing there forever. i think there is a place for an ozelot sword in every freshwater aquarium!

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