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Chris7 04-01-2012 09:16 PM

Are these dead leaves on my Rubin Sword?
 
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I just have a question about my rubin sword, some of the smaller leaves in the middle of the plant are brown. Are these dead leaves?

Quantum 04-01-2012 09:31 PM

These are the new leaves, the plant was grown out of water, now under water, the older leave will die off and the new ones will be different shape and color. It is somewhat typical in swords (some of the hybrids at least) that new growth has a reddish color, it fades in some species stays in others. I've never had this particular species, but the photos I've seen show that the red color should stay.

Byron 04-02-2012 10:34 AM

Agree. I have this plant, and the leaves on mine tend more toward dark green as they mature, simply because my light is less. Red leaf plants naturally require brighter light.

Chris7 04-02-2012 08:39 PM

Thanks, thats good to know. I thought there was something wrong with the plant!

zof 04-03-2012 06:24 PM

Thats the color of the leafs on my plant, been that way for well over a year and they are well over 18" long now, now if I could only get it to shoot out some runners for me to get new ones...

lorax84 04-03-2012 06:56 PM

thats what a rubin swords mature leaves look like. The green ones should turn red with age.


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