Kleiner Bar Sword - Echinodorus 'Kleiner Bar

Quick Facts :: Kleiner Bar Sword (Echinodorus Kleiner Bar)
Care Level:Easy
Lighting:Medium to High
Maximum Length:20″
Water Conditions:22-29C, pH 5.0-7.5, KH 8-12
Propagation:Adventitious Shoots, Rhizome
Coloration:Green, Rust, Red
Supplements:High Quality Substrate Fertilizer
Origin:South America

Echinodorus 'Kleiner Bar', also known as the Kleiner Bar Sword, originates in South America. This Sword is a hybrid between Echinodorus barthii and Echinodorus uruguayensis, which gives the adult leaves their red coloration. Kleiner Bar Sword plants form compact, average-sized rosette of rusty red to deep dark red round leaves.This species is amphibious and will grow either submersed or partially submersed.

Water Conditions
72-82° F
KH 3-8
pH 6.5-7.5

Provide a moderate to high amount of light in the range of 2 to 3 watts per gallon, using full spectrum bulbs. I
t prefers a nutrient rich substrate
 and a substrate fertilizer. 

Propagation of the Kleiner Bar Sword - Echinodorus 'Kleiner 
is relative easy. It can be propagated by dividing the rhizome or by separating side shoots that grow off of leaves. Allow the new plant to develop a root system prior to separating it from the mother plant. Once the new plant establishes a root system, cut it at the root with very sharp, sterilized scissors and replant the "baby". A prolific plant under most circumstances, the development of a new leaf once a week is not uncommon.