These swords are awesome. They grow exceptionally fast. Growing them back from Emersed growth has been way too easy with these guys. They shot out new growth 2 days after being planted. They are definitely a fast growing plant with a lot of beautiful coloration. They have Red tinted leaves that come out fairly thick. I would say this plant is pretty easy. It's of course going to want a lot more IRON than your average sword to keep that coloration but it'll be worth it with this one. Between this sword and the Deep Purple Muricatus. I can't choose which I love more but they are both the fastest growing swords I've seen while still being some of the nicest to look at!