Altlandsberg Sword Aquarium Plant

Kleiner Bar Echinodorus Sword Aquarium Plant - $12.99 for a large one.
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The Amazon Sword plant is by far one of the most popular species of aquarium plant among freshwater hobbyists. This species is easy to grow and it produces lush green foliage that looks quite attractive in the aquarium. The Amazon Sword plant is known by the scientific name Echinodorus amazonicus and it is native to Brazil. This plant grows fairly slowly but it does get large, growing up to 1-foot 8 inches tall. Amazon Sword plants are the ideal background plant for planted tanks because they grow so tall and they propagate themselves. It is also interesting to note that Amazon Sword plants can grow partially submersed – this makes them a good addition to terrariums or ripariums as well as the traditional planted tank.
I've kept Amazon swords for as long as I have had a planted aquarium,and throughout all of the trials and tribulations I have never lost one.
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When provided with this, Amazon sword can turn into a ‘monster-plant’ and reach a size of almost 2′ (60cm), and thus makes a great background plant or focal point in the aquarium. If you allow your Amazon sword to grow above the water surface, it might even produce a few flowers. You can find a full Amazon sword caresheet . Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Radican Sword - Live Aquaria
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The ozelet sword is one of the most attractive aquarium plants I've owned. The picture does not do it justice. In the home aquarium, it will grow new, different-looking leaves more suited to the new environment. Mine replaced the old leaves very quickly. They came in dark red, then grew to be olive green with rust splashes, 4-5 inches long and 2 inches broad with elegant wavy edges. My fish and shrimp also seem to like it, as they are often found resting and searching for food on and under the leaves.For the most beautiful Amazon Sword Plants, a loose substrate and an iron-rich fertilizer must be used. The Amazon Sword Plant requires at least 2 watts per gallon of full spectrum lighting (5000-7000K). The aquarium temperature should be from 72°-82°F, with an alkalinity of 3 to 8 dKH and a pH of 6.5-7.5. Propagation is by adventitious plants on the covered peduncles.The ozelet sword is one of the most attractive aquarium plants I've owned. The picture does not do it justice. In the home aquarium, it will grow new, different-looking leaves more suited to the new environment. Mine replaced the old leaves very quickly. They came in dark red, then grew to be olive green with rust splashes, 4-5 inches long and 2 inches broad with elegant wavy edges. My fish and shrimp also seem to like it, as they are often found resting and searching for food on and under the leaves.Most of the other plants aquarists grow are actuallyadapted to spending part of the year above the waterline, for exampleduring the dry season. These include such things as ,, (Amazon Swords),, , and . When removedfrom the water these plants have stems that hold themselves up againstgravity, something true aquatic plants generally can't do. In somecases these plants grow one sort of leaf when they're underwater,and another sort of leaf when they're out of the water. show this particularly well, with tape-like leavesbelow the waterline and arrow-shaped leaves above the waterline.Best cultivated in large aquariums, Amazon Sword Plants make a great focal point if used singly. When used in groups, they create an interesting background when grown with other aquarium plants.The Amazon sword (Echinodorus bleheri) is a rossette plant that is widely available in the aquarium trade. Originally found throughout the Amazon basin, it is now widely cultivated on farms around the world.