Echinodorus Amazonicus

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Echinodorus Amazonicus

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Echinodorus Amazonicus, also known as Amazon Sword Plant, is a popular aquatic plant that is native to the Amazon River basin in South America. It belongs to the Echinodorus genus, which comprises a diverse group of plants commonly found in freshwater habitats. Echinodorus Amazonicus is widely cultivated and sought after by aquarium enthusiasts for its attractive appearance and ease of care.

The leaves of Echinodorus Amazonicus are typically long and lanceolate in shape, with a vibrant green coloration that adds a lush and natural look to aquariums. The leaves can grow to a considerable size, reaching lengths of up to 40 centimeters (16 inches) and widths of around 8 centimeters (3 inches). This plant is known for its robust growth, and under favorable conditions, it can quickly form dense clusters, providing hiding places for fish and other aquatic organisms.

In terms of care requirements, Echinodorus Amazonicus is a relatively undemanding plant. It thrives in a wide range of water parameters, although it prefers moderate to high lighting conditions and nutrient-rich substrates. Carbon dioxide supplementation can enhance its growth, but it is not a strict requirement. Regular pruning of older or damaged leaves is recommended to maintain its visual appeal and prevent overcrowding.

Now, let's compare Echinodorus Amazonicus with Echinodorus bleheri, commonly known as Amazon Sword or Bleher's Sword. One notable difference between the two is the leaf shape and appearance. While Echinodorus Amazonicus has long, lanceolate leaves, Echinodorus bleheri exhibits broader leaves that can be slightly crinkled along the edges. The leaf coloration is also slightly different, with Echinodorus bleheri often displaying darker green hues.

In terms of size, Echinodorus bleheri tends to grow larger than Echinodorus Amazonicus. Its leaves can reach lengths of up to 50 centimeters (20 inches) and widths of around 10 centimeters (4 inches). This makes Echinodorus bleheri a suitable choice for larger aquariums or as a background plant due to its impressive stature.

Both Echinodorus Amazonicus and Echinodorus bleheri have similar care requirements, thriving in similar water conditions and substrates. They are both adaptable and can tolerate a range of lighting intensities and water hardness levels. Additionally, they can serve as excellent oxygenators, improving the overall water quality in the aquarium.

In summary, Echinodorus Amazonicus and Echinodorus bleheri are two beautiful aquatic plants that share many similarities in terms of care requirements. While Echinodorus Amazonicus features long, lanceolate leaves, Echinodorus bleheri exhibits broader leaves. The latter is also generally larger in size, making it a striking choice for larger aquariums. Whether you choose Echinodorus Amazonicus or Echinodorus bleheri, both plants can add a touch of natural beauty to your aquatic environment.

  • Sold as emerged bare-root plants, bunched plants, or potted Plants
  • Bare-root Plants | approx. 1-2 roots loose bare-root plants
  • Bunched Plants | approx. 1-2 roots plants bundled with foam, and lead weight
  • Potted Plants | approx 1-2 roots plants potted with rockwood and net pot

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.

    Scientific Name

    Echinodorus grisebachii 'Amazonicus'


    Echinodorus Amazonicus

    Common Name

    Amazon Sword

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    Not required

    Growth Rates


    Difficulty Level


    Nutrient Substrate


    Can it grow emerged?


    Lighting Requirements

    Medium - High

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        However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

        1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
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        Customer Reviews

        Based on 2 reviews
        Brett L.

        Perfectly healthy little plant. I highly recommend APF.

        Lovely green until…

        Completely melted within the first week… we shall see if the roots bounce back…

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