Which Sword Plants Do Folks Like And Why ? Question

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  1. jake37

    jake37Valued MemberMember

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    There are so many different sword plants and they look so different. I'm curious which one folks like and why?

    Some of the ones I've tried or seen at shops include:
    red flame sword
    amazon sword
    ruffle sword
    ozelot sword
    red melon sword

    (i'm not even sure if having sword as the lat word makes them the same plants)
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    I've had the most luck with ruffle sword and red melon sword and the least with red flame (which doesn't do much and isn't that red).
     
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    Amazon is super common I have a momma Amazon sword which I got from a off shoot cutting in my lfs... and I have two red Rubin swords there shorter and gets wide so maybe you can try those...have tried the other varieties before....I might give some other sword a chance.
     
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    I love the Red Melon Swords. Usually on purchase size they tend to be pretty small and not healthy looking. Once it gets growing with good ferts, it almost looks like a type of Crypt/Sword hybrid, to explain it the best I could. Along with the attraction if you like Red plants, it's a nice mixture. I've also never killed one, it seems nearly impossible. Not to mention Red Melon's are very cheap.
     
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    ...i had bought a big 1 and since i never learned about emersed and submersed growth the original melon was emersed so it melted and grew back with two new offspring that I still have now but at first they barely grew for 2 months and stayed about 2in they just started increasing a bit so I'm actually seeing some results...thanks to the ferts and d.i.y ferts I'm still working on ..lol
     
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    That's funny, I planted one once when I was newer in the hobby way too deep in the substrate. It actually fully died off, then a few weeks later a brand new one grew out of the substrate, like wait, I didn't put that there?! lol
     
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    Sword plants are super tanks I see why there beginner plants.
     
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    jake37Valued MemberMember

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    The red melon i have is not very red.
     
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    i like rosette swords for my nano tanks. they stay small. there are a lot of cool swords out there but they get pretty big. i also love plain old amazon swords
     








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