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Jade swords revealed
Several months ago I posted a QYNGA about jade swords (what is it,
what are the requirements, etc.). Now, I am able to respond to
myself. Pretty pathetic, eh?
I have positively identified my jade sword as E. horemanni. I used
the Echinodorus key in Rataj and Horeman, and also mine is big enough
now so it looks exactly like the photo on page 189.
This is a very handsome sword--dark jade green color with long
tapering leaves and distinct veination. It was a little pricey
($9.99--good thing I had enough store credit!), and sales were poor,
so I don't think my LFS will ever carry it again. I better hang on to
it. All my references indicate it is a very undemanding plant.
Anyone else ever hear of E. horemanni sold under the name "jade