1 Amazon Sword aka Echinodorus Bleheri
Size: 7-12 inches
Amazon Sword care info
- Care: easy
- Co2: no
- Growth rate: medium
- Placement: background
- Lighting requirements: moderate
- Color: green
- Max size: 14-20 inches
- Propagation: runners or cutting in half with razor blade at the roots and planting the new portion
- Recommended Fertilizer: Nutrient rich root tabs
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!