Echinodorus ‘Red Diamond’ was bred in the Ukraine and is probably a cross between Echinodorus horemanni ‘Red’ and Echinodorus x barthii. The resultant hybrid is an attractive, relatively small plant with ruby-red sword-shaped leaves, 15-25 cm long.
Unlike many other sword plants, Echinodorus ‘Red Diamond’ remains moderate in size (20-30 cm wide rosette), so it is extremely well suited as a solitary plant, even in small aquariums. Increasing the nutrients in the substrate results in more abundant growth, while favourable light conditions promote the formation of the ruby-red leaves.
- Red leaves, dark red nerves
- Narrowly egg-shaped leaves
- Relatively low
- Also suitable for small tanks
|pH value||5 – 7|
|Temperature tolerance||15 – 30°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 – 21°dKH|
|General hardness||0 – 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Proliferating inflorescences, Rhizomteilung|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|