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Re: Ruby Mellon Sword

> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 08:47:55 -0400 (EDT)
> From: STDIXON <stdixon at bechtel_com>
> A couple of weeks ago I bought a small sword called "Ruby Mellon
> Sword" from my LFS.  The scientific name listed was Echinodorus
> Barthii.  I'm quite taken with this pretty little sword and was
> interested in how large it might get. (I searched the APd archives,
> but didn't find anything exactly on point.)  Does anyone know?  Could
> one create a whole little "field" of these swords in the foreground?
> Do they propagate by runners?

If this is also known as E. osiris, it can get really big!  We had one
in a 90 g tank that started out small (4"), got a little taller each
week, finally sent a leaf to the surface, then grew emmersed leaves
(30" tall) from then on.