Amazon Sword (Echinodorus sp) | Set of Two
Amazon Sword (Echinodorus sp) originates from South America. It’s one of the most common and popular live aquarium plants in the hobby. The popularity of Amazon Sword plants in aquariums can be attributed to their beauty, adaptability, and ease of husbandry.
Amazon Sword will produce dense and large green leaves, providing a beautiful background for your aquascape and making it an ideal plant to be used as a focal point in your aquarium. This plant can also be used to "hide" aquarium equipment such as heaters, filter intakes, and more.
Care & Maintenance
Amazon Sword plants in aquariums are not demanding, and they don’t require high lighting. They can be kept in a wide range of aquarium conditions to accommodate most of your tank inhabitants needs.
- Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate-High
- Temperature Range: 68-82°F
- Tank Placement: Background
You can plant an Amazon Sword in gravel. No specialized soil is required although it will do much better in a loosely packed substrate. Keep in mind that the roots of this plant can grow to be very large, extending deep and wide in the tank, allowing it to effectively absorb nutrients produced by fish waste. If any of your other plants need room to spread out, you might want to plant them farther apart. Amazon Sword plants will propagate readily in aquariums by spreading runners.
Plants at Modern Aquarium
At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!
Great looking plant.
One was larger than the other., 5 leaves and 7 leaves. After a few days, new leaves on both!
I order 2 sets, so 4 total. and they all came in nice and full. I would guess they are about 6-7 inches tall. I have them planted in pool filter sand with root tabs, and I just started Co2 a few days ago. They have been planted for 1 week and so far all the leaves have been doing good, no melting or die off.
These Amazon sword plants arrived with beautiful leaves. They are a nice size starter plant.
I’m very happy with the Amazon Sword plants, my water is very hard and they’ve done well so far.
I'm slowly planting my 55 gallon tank with real cichlid friendly plants. All the plants are healthy, great roots and a very good size. They don't get lost in my tank.
The plants arrived when I was expecting them to
Beautiful plants. Could not be happier with them.
Beautiful plants! I love ordering my plants here knowing I will receive great plants without snails!
Plant arrived in excellent condition! After 5 days now it is really thriving.
So far I really like these Sword plants. They are doing well considering I'm a total noob to aquarium plants. I wanted them to help lower the pH in the goldfish tank. They seem to be hanging in there but not quite as nice as when they arrived. Crosses fingers.
The plants were super clean and healthy when I received them. There was very little melting after planting and they already have several new leaves. I have a 55 gallon tank set up with just LED lights and a weekly dose of liquid fertilizer, nothing fancy. I have a huge dojo loach that likes to uproot my penny wort all the time but the Amazon sword (planted in gravel with a weight around the base) always stays put.