New leaves are nearly transparent and pink, turning red with green veins as it matures. Fully mature leaves are dark green. The leaf margin can be slightly undulated. This a relatively easy to grow sword and smaller than most swords but not as small as the dwarf swords.
The cultivar from which this mutation arose is a hybrid of Echinodorus Horizontalis and Echinodorus Horemanii Red that was developed in Germany. Although not as fast growing as some other swords, its delicate appearance, rare colouring, and relatively small size make this a good choice for highlights in an aquascape. A very nice looking plant.
MAX HEIGHT: 20cm
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
LIGHT: Bright to very bright
WATER HARDNESS: Soft to hard