Sword Altlansberg (Echinodorus sp. Altlandsberg)

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About This Product

Echinodorus 'Altlandsberg' is an exciting new Sword Plant with colorful leaves that will be a great addition to any aquarium. It is equally attractive both immersed and submersed. In the immersed form, it displays several deep red veins running the full length of the leaf with the mid vein being the most prominent. The leaf color is a tan to green and cordiform in shape. The immersed growth form of this aquarium plant is very compact, which makes a nice potted plant. Echinodorus 'Altlandsberg' also flowers profusely in this form and exhibits an inflorescence with numerous large delicate white flowers and eventually plantlets. The submersed form is equally attractive, however much different. The leaves are darker tan in color and the deep red veins are not as pronounced in the aquarium. The leaves are larger and more delicate and are slightly wavy. The submersed form is compact and relatively slow growing, eventually obtaining a large size, fitting of a center piece plant for the aquarium. Like most Sword plants in the aquarium, Echinodorus 'Altlandsberg' will eventually put out surface leaves and an inflorescence on the surface. This plant was hybridized by Tomas Kaliebe from Germany and is new to the American market.


  • Common Name: Echinodorus 'Altlandsberg'
  • Family Name: Alismataceae
  • Native To: Hybrid
  • Lighting: Medium - High
  • pH: 6 - 8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement in Tank: Mid - Background
  • Available As: Potted or Bare Root

Customer Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Adam on Dec 20th 2012

    As with every other experience I've had with this plant came in amazing. It arrived in great condition with many large, strong, vibrant leaves. Oh yeah, there was also the fact that the one I got happened to also have more than 20 baby plants attached (all with multiple leaves at least 2-3 inches).