Echinodorus grandiflorus

The aquarium plant Echinodorus grandiflorus was known by the synonym "E. argentinensis"  for many years.  It is one of the largest growing sword plant varieties.  Native to South America, the Rangeri Sword, as it is also commonly know in the trade, is popular as an aquarium plant. Echinodorus grandiflorus is best used as a background plant in the aquarium.  Echinodorus grandiflorus can also be grown emersed as a water garden plant and will reach several feet in height.  It is even tolerant enough of dry air that it can be used as a house plant.  Small white flowers are born on long stalks, from which plantlets of Echinodorus grandiflorus will form.  Like all Echinodorus sp., it is a heavy feeder that does best with regular fertilization.

Common Name:  Rangeri Sword Plan, (E. argentinensis is a synonym)

Family Name:       Alismataceae

Native To:              Brazil and Argentina

Lighting:                Moderate

Requirements:       Undemanding, but needs a large tank and regular fertilization for best growth

Growth Form:        Rosette

Growth Rate:          Moderate

True Aquatic:         Yes

Placement in Tank: Background

Available As:            Bare root, potted