Amazon Sword - Echinodorus bleheri

Amazon Sword - Echinodorus bleheri

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Amazon Sword - Echinodorus bleheri

The Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri) is a popular and versatile aquatic plant, known for its lush, broad leaves and robust growth. Ideal for both novice and experienced aquarists, this plant adds a touch of natural beauty and elegance to any freshwater aquarium. With its hardy nature and impressive size, the Amazon Sword is perfect for creating a stunning centerpiece or background in your aquatic setup.

Key Features:

1. Lush, Broad Leaves: Amazon Sword plants feature wide, elongated leaves that can create a dense and attractive foliage display. Their vibrant green color adds a refreshing and natural look to your aquarium.

2. Hardy and Adaptable: Echinodorus bleheri is renowned for its resilience and ability to thrive in various water conditions. It can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and pH levels, making it an excellent choice for different aquarium environments.

3. Excellent Oxygenator: This plant is not only decorative but also functional. Its large leaves help oxygenate the water, promoting a healthy environment for fish and other aquatic inhabitants.

4. Easy to Grow: Amazon Swords are relatively low-maintenance and grow well in both low and moderate lighting conditions. While CO2 supplementation and regular fertilization can enhance growth, they are not strictly necessary.

Care Instructions:

  • Lighting: Moderate lighting is ideal, but the Amazon Sword can also thrive under low light conditions.
  • Water Parameters: Suitable for temperatures between 72-82°F (22-28°C) and a pH range of 6.5-7.5. It can adapt to both soft and hard water.
  • Substrate: Nutrient-rich substrate is recommended for optimal growth. The plant's extensive root system benefits from the nutrients found in the substrate.
  • Fertilization: Regular fertilization with root tabs or liquid fertilizers will promote healthy growth and vibrant leaves.
  • Propagation: Propagates through runners, which can be separated and replanted once they develop roots and a few leaves.

Maximum Size: Amazon Swords can grow up to 20 inches (50 cm) tall, making them suitable for medium to large aquariums.

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