Echinodorus osiris or Melon Sword is native to South America. It grows a robust rhizome and long petioled leaves. The mature leaves are green; the younger leaves are reddish-brown to golden brown with undulating margins. It is a hardy aquarium plant for beginners and grows well in the midground or background of aquariums. Ideal growth in nutrient rich substrate. Pale leaves are sign of nutrient deficiency.
Common Name: Melon Sword
Proper Name: Echinodorus osiris
Temperature: 18 - 28 C
PH: 6.5 - 7.5
Growth Rate: Medium
Position in Aquascape: Mid-Ground