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Amazon Sword Plant (Echinodorus amazonicus)
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Care Level: Moderate
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Background
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Propagation: Peduncles
Max. Size: 1' 8"
Color Form: Green
Supplements: Iron-Rich Fertilizer
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Family: Alismataceae

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The Amazon Sword Plant, Echinodorus amazonicus, is a Rosette plant that is very popular with aquarium hobbyists. They are capable of reaching approximately 20 inches in height under proper water conditions. The Amazon Sword Plant has short rhizomes, numerous lance shaped leaves that are pale to dark green with sharply pointed tips, and fairly short stems. It is an amphibious plant that will grow either partially or fully submersed.

For the most beautiful Amazon Sword Plants, a loose substrate and an iron-rich fertilizer must be used. The Amazon Sword Plant requires at least 2 watts per gallon of full spectrum lighting (5000-7000K). The aquarium temperature should be from 72°-82°F, with an alkalinity of 3 to 8 dKH and a pH of 6.5-7.5. Propagation is by adventitious plants on the covered peduncles.

Best cultivated in large aquariums, Amazon Sword Plants make a great focal point if used singly. When used in groups, they create an interesting background when grown with other aquarium plants.

Approximate Shipping Size: Regular: 6" to 9"; Large: 10" to 13"; Show Size: 16" to 19"


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PL - Amazon Sword Plant - Regular - Potted
  CW-330065,  $ 5.99
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  PL - Amazon Sword Plant - Medium, Bare Root
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This plant is available for purchase in the following types:
  • Potted: Shipped in a 2" plastic mesh pot with nutrient rich rock wool ready for planting.
  • Bare Root: Shipped bare root ready for planting.

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