Red Flame Sword | Echinodorus

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Get ready to meet the showstopper of aquatic plants – the Red Flame Sword brings a fiery touch to any freshwater aquarium, and here's why.

Echinodorus Red Flame, a hybrid marvel, is the secret ingredient that turns your aquarium into a vibrant masterpiece. The leaves boast a striking blend of bold red and green hues, ensuring it stands out in any aquatic setting. This plant is not just a pretty face; it's a statement piece that adds that extra pizzazz your tank has been craving.

But here's the best part—it's not a high-maintenance diva. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie in the aquascaping world, the Red Flame Sword welcomes you with open leaves. Thriving in various water parameters and lighting conditions, it's like the versatile actor that nails every role.

All it asks for is a nutrient-rich substrate, and voila, you've got a front-row ticket to a visually stunning aquarium. Easy to keep and a breeze to propagate, it's the aquatic companion you've been waiting for.

So, what's the holdup? Don't miss out on the chance to transform your tank into a captivating underwater oasis. Dive in and grab your Echinodorus Red Flame today, because it's time to make your aquarium pop with color and vibrancy!


  • Dancing flames: The Red Flame Sword lives up to its name with long, broad leaves that boast a breathtaking range of red hues. From crimson streaks to deep burgundy shades, these leaves add a dramatic splash of color and movement to your underwater landscape.

  • Spotted elegance: The leaf surface often displays a fascinating pattern of green speckles or marbling, creating a captivating contrast and enhancing the visual interest of the plant.

  • Submerged artistry: Don't underestimate the beauty of the submerged stems. They often showcase intricate textures and subtle reddish coloration, adding another layer of visual intrigue to the plant.

Adaptability and Care:

  • Hardy survivor: The Red Flame Sword thrives in a wide range of water conditions, tolerating temperatures between 68-82°F (20-28°C), moderate to high lighting, and a slightly acidic to neutral pH range. This makes it a forgiving choice for beginners.

  • Moderate grower: Compared to some fast-growing aquatic plants, the Red Flame Sword takes its time, reaching its full size gradually. This slower growth can be advantageous for aquascapers who prefer a more controlled visual development.

  • Nutrient enthusiast: As a heavy feeder, this plant benefits from regular fertilization with root tabs or comprehensive plant nutrients. Iron-rich formulas can help enhance its vibrant red coloration.


  • Visual impact: The Red Flame Sword's fiery leaves and elegant form make it a captivating focal point in any aquascape. It adds drama, contrast, and a touch of tropical flair to your underwater world.

  • Hiding haven: The dense foliage provides excellent hiding places and security for fish fry, shrimp, and other small aquatic creatures. They'll appreciate the safe haven within its fiery fortress.

  • Water purifier: This plant helps absorb excess nutrients from the water, preventing algae growth and maintaining good water quality for a healthy aquatic ecosystem.

  • Oxygen provider: The Red Flame Sword contributes to oxygenation in the water column, further benefitting the health of your aquatic inhabitants.


Scientific Name: Echinodorus 'Red Flame'

Sold As: Individual rooted plants

Care Level: Easy

Lighting Requirement: Medium

Co2: Not Needed

Growth Rate: Medium

Origin: South America

Tank Placement: Midground-Background

For more information on this plant watch the video below:

Most plants are sold as trimmings from rooted plants unless otherwise stated. All trimmings will be at least 3" in height unless otherwise noted.

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