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!
arrived in good conditon
arrived quick and looking good
I love these plants! Absolutely beautiful and I didn't have to trim a single leaf.
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.
Plants arrived healthy with great roots and absolutely no parasites on them.
My plants that came in were awesome! Had great roots, no parasites and were a bright beautiful green. The look fabulous.
They arrived healthy. They looked like the photo on the site. Cut a few branches off after about 10 days, Well worth the money.
They are bright, beautiful plants. Good, small to mediu size and bright green. Can't wait for them to grow lush and fill out the tank. Thank you.
Great looking plant! Nice size, perfect leaves. Looks just like the picture! I would order it again.
The swords arrived is great shape and took well to planting. It's been Lee's than a week and they are already growing new leaves and thriving! Shipping was pretty quick, packaging was perfect!
All came in great shape, All are doing great so far