Echinodorus Bleheri (Amazon Sword)

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Description

Echinodorus bleheri from South America is undemanding and beautiful, and becomes 20-50 cm tall. A nutritious bottom promotes growth, but the plant needs pruning to prevent it depriving plants underneath of light. Echinodorus bleheri does well even in poorly illuminated aquariums, as it grows towards the light. It is a hardy and easy solitary plant for both beginners and the more experienced with quite large aquariums.

Natural History

Echinodorus, the Amazon sword plant or burhead, is a genus of plants in the family Alismataceae and distributed in the Western Hemisphere from the central United States to Argentina. Its scientific name is derived from Ancient Greek echius – rough husk, and doros – leathern bottle, alluding to ovaries, which in some species are armed with persistent styles, forming prickly head of fruit. Some of the species are commonly cultivated in artificial aquatic habitats.

Pro Tips

The leaves of emersed growth are rounder than those of submerged growth and will eventually die when the plant is put into your aquarium. To avoid having to remove leaves down the road, consider removing all but a handful of the oldest leaves before planting.

Type: Rosulate
Origin: South America
Growth Rate: Fast
Light Demand: Medium
CO2: Low

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  • gary gray - 2019 Oct 25th

    5
    amazon sword

    perfect size, will grow in nicely in my 50 gal

  • Liam Kelly - 2018 Dec 26th

    5
    Great quality and size

    The swords are great. I was surprised at their size. There is a ton of a new growth on both of the plants I bought and the root system was so developed that I had to trim several inches off before I could plant them. Very happy with these compared to previous swords that I have purchased locally.

7 Reviews

  • gary gray - 2019 Oct 25th

    5
    amazon sword

    perfect size, will grow in nicely in my 50 gal

  • Liam Kelly - 2018 Dec 26th

    5
    Great quality and size

    The swords are great. I was surprised at their size. There is a ton of a new growth on both of the plants I bought and the root system was so developed that I had to trim several inches off before I could plant them. Very happy with these compared to previous swords that I have purchased locally.

  • Terri Greer - 2018 Nov 16th

    5
    Great plant

    Looks great in my 44 gallon tank. Happy fish and drawf frogs with the new foliage.

  • Deke - 2017 Sep 27th

    5
    Large Amazon Sword

    Biggest leaves had melted by arrival which I was a little disappointed about. May have happened any way but hated having to cut them off before putting it in the tank. Very light coloured leaves but plenty of new growth.

  • gary - 2017 Aug 18th

    5
    amazon sword

    healthy and beautiful, should have purchase more

  • sherry kinney - 2017 Jul 27th

    5
    amazing product

    beautiful plant arrived quickly. I am very impressed. Great store to buy from

  • Imran - 2017 Apr 24th

    4
    beautiful Plant

    Swords are amazing few leaves were brown when i received it but its ok

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