Has anyone successfully transitioned a sword from submersed to emersed and if so could they tell me their method. I am getting an echinodorus plant (submersed form) sent to me (thanks Wraithio) and my goal is to have it as a pot plant on display in a narrow topped vase\container as I have read that once established emersed swords do not need especially high humidity. In the past I have unsuccessfully tried... potting the plant and leaving 50% of the pot submersed and the rest of plant emersed, situated in a tank of 80-90% humidity. This method worked well for every other plant I tried (crypts and stems mainly), but failed for a sword - the leaves were dessicated after a week or so. Maybe I need nearly 100% humidity while they are transitioning? or, I was thinking of maybe planting it in compost (capped with some gravel) in an open topped container filled with water to just above the leaves then let it evaporate slowly. I have a feeling that if there is not sufficient water tension to hold the old leaves against the water while the new leaves grow through and above the water that this will not work. I will be miffed if I just end up killing it slowly with this method!