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Old 01-09-2015, 11:49 PM   #1
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Plant ID please

Hi all. I bought 2 of these at a pet store and they weren't marked. The store associate had no idea what they are. At first I thought crypt but now I'm wondering if it's some sort of sword? Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-10-2015, 07:04 PM   #2
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:26 PM   #3
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Maybe a Sword ? Trim off dead leaves and bury a Root tab next to it.


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Are the leaves thick and waxy? The stems look really thick- i am almost wondering if that is a true aquatic plant at all.


The leaves look kinda shiny for an aquatic but it could be the leaves too. There are a bunch of sword types though. The leaves look too rounded to be a crypt- they kinda almost look lacy/more dainty than that? Hard to explain but they look too thick for crypt


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Not thick and waxy. The red leaf had grown up since I got it. It came from a store that does sell non aquatics as aquatics but I took a gamble as It looked like an aquarium plant. I have another that sent up two really tall leaves. They're green, not red though.

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Old 01-10-2015, 10:51 PM   #6
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Looks like a melon sword: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...nodorus_osiris


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Looks like a melon sword: Melon Sword (Echinodorus osiris)


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I think you are correct, now that I look at the pictures on the link you shared. Thanks!!
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Yup, it's a great plant. Doesn't get outrageously huge like many other types of swords and can display really nice reddish colors in the right conditions.


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Maybe a Sword ? Trim off dead leaves and bury a Root tab next to it.


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