Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Amazon Sword Aquarium Plant
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Amazon Sword Plant (Echinodorus amazonicus)
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Quick Stats

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

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"

Customer Testimonials

Nancy C Germantown , MD






My pair of Angels love this plant. They took it and staked their claim. Unfortunately for the other occupants of my tank, this plant and the Angels took over half the tank.
Mike R San Leandro , CA
The swords you shipped me are beautiful! Large rhizomes add a great look to my tank.
Adrienne W Mesa , AZ
I love this plant! It looks nice in the tank and my Otocinclus catfish and Siamese Algae Eaters like to rest on the leaves. It does grow very large and takes up a good portion of my tanks.
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