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!
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.
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.
Very good condition
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.
This came healthy and easy to set into my tank. Haven't had it long but I am happy with it so far
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.
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
Amazing ! My fish loves it
Came fast and healthy. Zero snails. One week in a cycling tank and have new growth already.
I adore both my plants and so does my fish! They came looking amazing and still do!
Arrived in great shape. Looking good in background of my aquarium.
Arrived on time and in great shape, no snails and barely any discoloration on any leaves. Best I've ever ordered.