Sword Amazon Pot (Echinorodus 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: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement in Tank: Mid-Background
  • Available As: Potted

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    An old favorite

    Posted by Matthew Pusic on Jun 20th 2012

    Great centerpiece Sword plant with loads and loads of leaves...Grows fast...awesome

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 13th 2009

    This was one of my best buys from aquariumplants.com. It was very large when it was shipped and not soon after it sent up a stalk with a small plantlet. After several months the plantlet was 4" tall and had plenty of roots, so I cut the plantlet from the stalk and planted the new sword elsewhere in my tank. I have read that the stalk will continue to produce new plantlets or flowers. We'll see!