Amazon Swords Large


Amazon Swords are one of the oldest-kept plants in the hobby, loved for their ease of care and ability to tolerate a wide range of conditions.

Amazon Swords can grow 20 inches tall or more, making them a great choice of background plant for larger aquariums or centerpiece for small aquariums.

They have long, pointed leaves which are bright green to dark green in color. Angelfish have even been known to use Amazon Sword’s large leaves as a surface to lay eggs.

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  • Scientific Name: Echinodorus amazonicus (formerly Echinodorus bleheri)
  • Native to: South America
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Placement: Background
  • Co2 Requirement: none
  • Preferred Fertilizer: Amazon swords are heavy root feeders. Take care to give this plant root tabs and liquid fertilizer - Thrive Root Caps and Thrive Liquid Fertilizer

If after a couple months, your Amazon Sword's larger outside leaves are yellowing and dying, please add more root tabs.

Bristlenose plecos and other plecos have been known to eat sword plants, watch out for this if you intend to keep this plant in a tank with plecos.

Amazon Sword plants are grown out of water at the farm. Once they arrive to us, we begin the process of converting them to their underwater form. The plant you receive may be half-converted and still need time to adjust to life under water.

***Being a natural product, sizes can vary from what is shown.***

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