- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light)
- Aquatic Watering Needs, Nutrient-Rich Substrate
- Mature Height 4-20 inches
Originating from the Amazon basin, the Amazon Sword Plant, or Echinodorus bleheri as it is botanically named, is a stunning aquatic plant that is easy to grow and care for. Producing long sword-like green foliage, the Amazon Sword Plant is perfect for putting at the back of a large aquarium and provides great coverage. A hardy and tough oxygenating plant, it is a great first aquatic plant to grow.
Best Locations For Growing Amazon Sword Plant
In the right conditions, the Amazon Sword Plant can grow quite large to an eventual size of 12 x 8 inches; hence a large tank is required to allow the Amazon Sword Plant to fulfill its potential.
Amazon Sword Plant Sunlight Requirements
The Amazon Sword Plant grows best in medium to high levels of light for 10 to 12 hours a day. It can be grown with slightly lower light levels but may not thrive and produce its much-loved bright-green foliage.
Amazon Sword Plant Care
The Amazon Sword Plant requires a deep nutrient-rich substrate to grow well. It is best grown with a water temperature of 68 to 80°F and pH of 6.5-7.5. No supplementary CO2 is necessary. If required, leaves and side shoots can be removed at the base to control its size.
Feeding Amazon Sword Plant
The Amazon Sword Plant does not require feeding as long it is grown in a rich substrate or with fish companions.
Watering Amazon Sword Plant
The Amazon Sword Plant is easy to grow but may struggle in dirty water. A weekly water renewal of 20% is recommended.
Amazon Sword Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Medium Light
|Care Requirements: Easy
|Watering Requirements: any type of water hardness and pH levels
|Pet Friendly: No
|Kid Friendly: No
|Air Purifier: Moderate
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 4-20 inches
|Mature Spread: 6-18 inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Pale to Dark Green
|Temperature: 72° - 82°F (22° - 28°C)
|Common Name: Amazon Sword Plant
|Other Name(s): Amazon Sword Plant
|Scientific Name: Aquatic Echinodorus Bleheri
|Plant Type: House Plant
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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