Sword Amazon LG Pot (Echinodorus bleheri)

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About This Product

Echinodorus bleheri is one of the best known aquarium plants in the United States. Amazon sword plant, as it is more commonly known, is popular because it can take a wide variety of conditions in the planted aquarium. Optimal conditions for Echinodorus bleheri would be medium lighting and a regular fertilizer routine. There is no need to use CO2 systems for your Amazon Sword Plant. Amazon sword plants are a great choice for beginners as midground or background plants in the aquarium and should last for quite some time.


  • Common Name: Amazon Sword Plant
  • Family Name: Alismataceae
  • Native To: South America
  • Lighting: Low-High
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement in Tank: Mid-Background
  • Available As: Bareroot or Potted

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Agree, this thing is a monster

    Posted by great Unknown on Jul 28th 2016

    Mine was "only" 23 inches long including the roots. Went to the top of a 55 gal, with some leaves floating on the surface. May have to trim to get a bushier growth. Looks extremely healthy, with a solid root structure and beautiful leaves.

  • 5
    Large? Try enormous!!!

    Posted by TBM on Jul 16th 2016

    Large is a relative word. What my LFS considers large is definitely different from what aquariumplants.com considers "large". I purchased one of these expecting a sword in the 12-15" range. What I got was a massive sword. This sword was about 24" in length. Had 3 large runners, each with 3-4+ additional baby plants on them. Unfortunately this plant was too tall for my 20" tall aquarium so I decided to cut all the stems back the roots. Fast forward 2 weeks and this has vigorously come back and currently has 8 nice size leaves and roots spreading everywhere. I hated cutting it back but now have the right sized plant in my planted aquarium. An absolutely gorgeous specimen.