1 Amazon sword mother plant aka echinodorus bleheri
Size: ranges from 12-18 inches measured from the base of the plant each plant is different and will vary in size some, we always pick out the best and fullest looking plants. The main difference between this mother sword and our other large bare root amazon sword is that the mother sword typically has multiple baby plants growing off of it and is composed of several large swords grown together so there are a lot more leaves so the plant is more bushy.
Amazon sword care info
- Care: easy
- Co2: no
- Growth rate: medium
- Placement: background
- Lighting requirements: moderate
- Color: green
- Max size: 14-24 inches
- Propagation: runners or cutting in half with razor blade at the roots and planting the new portion
When we pack these plants, we sometimes remove them from the pot that way the plant doesn’t get crushed or damaged and move around too much while in the box during shopping.
Amazon Swords are medium to moderately fast growing background/Mid ground plants. This plant, like all plants, grows best with fertilizer and lighting around 6500k. This plant can be grown without co2, fertilizer is recommended but not always required depending on the substrate you use and bio load in your tank. Amazon swords are primarily root feeders so root tabs help! This plant is propagated by runners, meaning it shoots out little baby plants in all directions.
The optimal way to fertilize these swords is with root tabs. Liquid fertilizer works as well but isn’t as effective as root tabs since these plants feed more at their roots. You can place a root tab directly beneath the plant and the roots will soak up nutrients from the root tablet. Checkout our root tabs by clicking Here, your plants will thank you!