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Amazon Sword

Posted by Jennifer Escobar on

Amazon Sword is a common and popular freshwater aquarium plant. Due to its sturdiness and ability to tolerate a wide range of water conditions, the Amazon Sword has been a favorite among fish keepers. 

This plant comes from an extremely diverse biological region of the Amazon River Basin. 

An Amazon Sword makes a great background plant. When planted alone, it can be an eye-catching centerpiece plant or it can create a “forest-like” effect when planted together.


Care: Making sure that it has enough space for growth and has access to good lighting for at least 11-12 hours a day. 

Fertilization is not required as the plant gets most of its nutrients from fish food and freshwater

It is normal to see leaves dying off soon after being added to a tank. This is a normal reaction, you can simply trim the dying leaves and the bottom of the stem and allow the new leaves to grow. 

Common Name: 

Amazon Sword

Scientific Name:

Echinodorus Blehri

Plant Type:

Freshwater Aquarium Plant 

Plant Size:

Up to 16”

Hardiness Zone:


Growing Light:

Mild - Moderate

Care Level:

Easy - Moderate

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