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Amazon Sword (Echinodorus sp)

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Amazon Sword (Echinodorus sp) 

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 for Amazon Sword

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
  • 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.

Amazon Sword is also available potted.

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!

Reviews (97)

  • 3
    Very small
    Posted by Robert Silva on 2 Dec 2023

    Plants look healthy but very small and disappointing. I called and asked them if I could get a bigger Amazon they said they would put in a good word says they come out of Florida but upon receiving them they are so small I could’ve got them local much cheaper and larger.

  • 5
    Great Condition and Beautiful
    Posted by Alexz Gimon on 5 Aug 2023

    Came in great condition with no hitchhikers. Haven't had any leaves melt yet. It is a good size and a beautiful color. I am very satisfied with with my order.

  • 5
    Posted by Jesse o'connor on 16 Sep 2022

    Very good condition

  • 4
    Pretty good.
    Posted by Adler on 13 Sep 2022

    Plant was a good size for the price, but was somewhat dry when I got it. I’m pretty sure it’s fine now though.

  • 5
    Amazon sword
    Posted by Rayne95 on 30 Aug 2022

    This came healthy and easy to set into my tank. Haven't had it long but I am happy with it so far

  • 5
    Perfect condition.
    Posted by Nancy Conforti on 26 Jul 2022

    I ordered 2 Amazon Swords. Both in perfect condition. One is pretty big and immediately looked great in the background behind a rock, the other is about 1/3 the size so it won't cover the heater as I had envisioned. Will have to wait a while for that. Still pleased, though.

  • 5
    love plants
    Posted by Alyss Shiles on 13 Jul 2022

    I got a 37 gallon tank and wanted plants that would fill in my mid/background. these plants were in perfect condition, no damage or snails. I can't wait to see what they look like fully grown in

  • 5
    Really good !
    Posted by Yumira madrigal on 2 Jun 2022

    Amazing ! My fish loves it

  • 5
    Amazon sword
    Posted by Erika on 27 Apr 2022

    Came fast and healthy. Zero snails. One week in a cycling tank and have new growth already.

  • 5
    Amazon plant!
    Posted by Macy on 26 Apr 2022

    I adore both my plants and so does my fish! They came looking amazing and still do!

  • 5
    Amazon Sword
    Posted by Jeffrey Hutcherson on 4 Apr 2022

    Arrived in great shape. Looking good in background of my aquarium.

  • 5
    Amazon Sword Plant
    Posted by Scott Warthen on 22 Mar 2022

    Arrived on time and in great shape, no snails and barely any discoloration on any leaves. Best I've ever ordered.