Red Melon sword (Echinodorus Barthii) Very pretty ovate leaves. Depending on the scale of your aquarium, red melon can be used in the background or midground of your aquarium. Medium hardiness. Copper sensitive.
Echinodorus 'Barthii' is more popular in the United States aquarium trade as Red Melon sword plant. Burgundy red submerged leaves are the spotlight of this aquarium plant. Echinodorus 'Barthii' is one of the more slower developing and compact sword plants allowing it to be planted in midground areas of the aquarium.