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The Red Melon Sword plant (Echinodorus barthii)has rusty green oval shape leaves on long stems. It is known as a tall plant in the aquarium hobby, therefore better suited as a background, mid ground plant that will add nice color to a planted aquarium.

It is an easy plant to maintain, but grows tall in the aquarium. It requires a moderate level of light of 2 to 3 watts per gallon provided by a