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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 (90)

  • 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.

  • 5
    Amazon Sword Plant

    Posted by Unknown on 5 Mar 2022

    Beautiful plants. Very nice size. Excellent packaging so that you can easily identify the plants. This company is top notch!!

  • 5
    Great Service

    Posted by Ricardo Green on 22 Feb 2022

    Plant arrived package well. Too soon to see if it will survive, but I like how healthy they look.

  • 5

    Posted by Diane Marshman on 20 Feb 2022

    My 1st time buying plants online and so glad I found this company. When I opened the box, I was very happy with the quality, size and portion of plants shipped. These Amazon Swords are perfect. Excellent size, no wilting, no brown or yellow leaves. Thank you very much for providing quality products. I would Highly Recommend this company.

  • 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.