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Melon Sword (Echinodorus Osiris)

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Echinodorus osiris is one of the most popular varieties of sword plants in the aquarium trade.  Echinodorus osiris is native to South America and makes for a very strong aquarium plant.  The melon sword as it is more commonly known has been the source for many other sword plant hybrids and cultivars on the market today.  Echinodorus osiris is an excellent choice for beginners to use in the midground or background areas of the aquarium.

Family Name: Alismataceae
Native To: South America
Lighting: Medium
pH: 5.5 - 8
Growth Demands: Moderate
Growth Form: Rosette
Growth Rate: Fast
Placement In Tank:Mid - Background