The Indian Red Sword plant is a hybrid between Echinodorus uruguayensis and Echinodorus aschersonianus. These plants have long, crinkled leaves with a distinct netting pattern of white veins. Young leaves are a brilliant pink/red and older leaves become a intense green color. This species is amphibious and will grow either submersed or partially submersed.
The Indian Red Sword requires moderate to high lighting, approximately 3 watts per gallon provided by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. A rich substrate with sufficient iron will help to let this sword become a fantastic specimen.
Reproduction within this species is easily achieved by separating rhizomes or adventitious shoots that grow off of leaves.