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The Amazon Sword Plant: A Larger Aquarium’s Best Friend

If you’re an aquarium enthusiast looking to add some easy, tough green to your underwater world, the Amazon Sword Plant is an excellent choice.

This plant, known scientifically as the Echinodorus genus, is a favorite among aquarists for its hardiness, adaptability, and aesthetic appeal.


Understanding the Amazon Sword Plant

The Amazon Sword Plant is a rosette-style plant, characterized by its bushy appearance and lance-shaped leaves.

When healthy, the leaves exhibit a vibrant bright green color... adding a lush, tropical feel to your aquarium.

Its a great plant for tough roommates, such as Axolotls, Goldfish, Loaches, and Chichlids. In fact, we feature them in our Goldfish Plant Pack, and Axolotl Plant packs!

Why Choose an Amazon Sword?

Beyond its visual appeal, the Amazon Sword offers numerous benefits for your aquarium. It provides an enriching environment for your aquatic inhabitants, offering spaces for exploration, hiding, and even breeding.

Additionally, it contributes to the overall health of your aquarium by absorbing carbon dioxide, producing oxygen, and helping to regulate ammonia and nitrate levels.

Creating the Ideal Environment

To ensure your Amazon Sword Plant thrives, it’s important to create the right conditions in your aquarium. The plant prefers a very average pH level between 6.0 and 7.5.

As for temperature, it does well in a range of 18°C to 30°C (64.4°F to 86°F). Super easy.

Lighting is another crucial factor. The Amazon Sword Plant is adaptable to various light intensities, but it generally prefers moderate to strong light.

Aim for around 10 to 12 hours of light per day to keep your plant happy and healthy.

Planting and Propagation

When it comes to planting your Amazon Sword Plant, consider placing it in the midground or background of your aquarium.

This placement allows the plant to stand out without overshadowing other elements in your tank.

Since the average size of this plant is between a foot to TWO FEET tall, you'll want to plan appropriately.

Although we find it best to recommend this plant for larger aquariums, We have had some success controlling the size by ocasionally pruning the older leaves down.


Propagation of Amazon Swords are easy.

The plant produces little baby shoots, which can be snipped and transplanted to grow new adult plants. This means you can easily expand your underwater garden over time!

The Amazon Sword is a versatile and beneficial addition to any freshwater aquarium. With the right care and conditions, your plant will not only survive but thrive, contributing to a vibrant and healthy underwater ecosystem. Happy planting!

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