Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Ozelot Sword Plant
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Ozelot Sword
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Ozelot Sword (Echinodorus ozelot)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Color Form Green
Water Conditions 73-83° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 1' 4"
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Alismataceae
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Placement Mid-ground
Propagation Adventitious Shoots, Rhizome
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Overview

The Ozelot Sword is a hybrid between Echinodorus schlueteri 'Leopard' and Echinodorus barthii, which is what gave it the marbled spots on the elongated green leaves. If the conditions are sub optimal, the plant grows more slowly and a bit smaller but will not lose its spotted coloration. This species is amphibious, and will grow either submersed or partially submersed. Requiring little attention after the initial planting, the Ozelot Sword is a great plant for beginners.

The Ozelot Sword requires moderate to high lighting, approximately 3 watts per gallon provided by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. The temperature of the water should be between 73°-83°F, with an alkalinity of 3-8 dKH and a nuetral pH.

The Ozelot Sword propagates by rhizomes or adventitious shoots that grow off of leaves. A prolific plant under most circumstances, a new leaf once a week is not uncommon.

Approximate Shipping Size: Potted. 4" to 6"; Bare Root. 6" to 8"

Customer Testimonials

Elizabeth T Los Angeles , CA
The ozelet sword is one of the most attractive aquarium plants I've owned. The picture does not do it justice. In the home aquarium, it will grow new, different-looking leaves more suited to the new environment. Mine replaced the old leaves very quickly. They came in dark red, then grew to be olive green with rust splashes, 4-5 inches long and 2 inches broad with elegant wavy edges. My fish and shrimp also seem to like it, as they are often found resting and searching for food on and under the leaves.
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