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Amazon Sword (Echinodorus sp) - Set of 2 Plants

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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!

Reviews (82)

  • 5

    Posted by Rob on 12 Jan 2022

    The plants arrived healthy and in good condition.

  • 5
    Plants deliver healthy

    Posted by Jm on 13 Dec 2021

    Very healthy better than local stores

  • 5

    Posted by SUSAN EDWARDS on 13 Dec 2021


  • 4
    echinodorus sp.

    Posted by Steve Brorsen on 3 Nov 2021

    clean and healthy. a bit on the small side.

  • 5
    Plants purchased

    Posted by Lenora smith on 20 Oct 2021

    Great selections, fast service, and the plants I have ordered have all been delivered with great care and in great shape. Highly recommend this company.

  • 4
    amazon sword

    Posted by Mike on 13 Oct 2021

    arrived in good conditon

  • 5

    Posted by Ernest Tobias on 3 Sep 2021

    arrived quick and looking good

  • 5
    Amazon sword

    Posted by Lee on 24 Aug 2021

    I love these plants! Absolutely beautiful and I didn't have to trim a single leaf.

  • 5
    Surprisingly large!

    Posted by Christopher on 21 Aug 2021

    I've ordered 4 swords in 2 separate orders. I was surprised at how large and healthy they were. One plant out of the 4 I received needed some trimming back for yellowing leaves, but the others seem to be establishing quite well. I'm trying to stay up with regular macro and micro nutrients to help prevent deficiencies. I haven't noticed new growth yet, but they're not dead, either! Modern Aquarium continues to impress me.

  • 5
    Very healthy plants

    Posted by Devin Perkins on 17 Aug 2021

    Plants arrived healthy with great roots and absolutely no parasites on them.

  • 5
    Great Plant

    Posted by Nicole on 11 Aug 2021

    My plants that came in were awesome! Had great roots, no parasites and were a bright beautiful green. The look fabulous.

  • 5
    Looks like the photo

    Posted by john russo on 6 Aug 2021

    They arrived healthy. They looked like the photo on the site. Cut a few branches off after about 10 days, Well worth the money.