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Melon Sword

The Melon Sword (Echinodorus osiris) is a very attractive centerpiece plant for the aquarium.  Its green and red leaves make for a very distinctive appearance and its tall, large leaves are remarkably noticeable in heavily planted settings.  Best of all, it is extremely undemanding when it comes to care requirements.


Common name:  Melon Sword

Scientific Name: Echinodorous Osiris

Habitat: Indigenous to South America

Care Instructions:

- Tank Size:  Medium -large tanks

- Temperature: 72° - 83° F (22° - 28° C)

- pH:  6.5 - 7.5

- Water hardness:    KH 3-8

- Lighting: Moderate- High