Amazon Sword Echinodorus Paniculatus Live Plant Potted
Echinodorus - Sword Plants
There are more than 45 species of Echinodorus - sword plants. A bog plant in the wild, Echinodorus plants are one of the most popular groups of aquarium plants. There are many different types that will commonly be called "Amazon swords", including E. amazonicus, E. bleherii and E. grisebachii.
Sword plants produce small plantlets and divide at the root to reproduce. Stalks will produce small flowers if they reach the surface. Leaves will grow narrowly upward towards the light source if lighting is less than optimal, but will grow outward in optimal conditions. A 12-hour rotation of lighting is recommended. Fertilizing with an iron-based supplement will help the plant to thrive.
When planting or suring trimming, remove any damaged or yellowed leaves as they will not improve. Trimming rotten roots will stimulate better growth.
Supplied potted in a plastic pot.
Type: Marsh plant
Origin: Central, North and South America
Habitat: Bogs, marshes
Growth rate: Fast
Max height in cm: 60cm / 24"
Ideal temp: 20-28 degrees celcius
Ideal pH: 6.0-7.2
Light demand: Moderate to high
CO2 demand: Low
Please note: whilst every effort is made to prevent or remove snails and snail eggs, we do not use copper treatments in our systems (because copper is also harmful to shrimp) so cannot absolutely guarantee snail-free. If you are concerned about snails, we recommended that you dip your plants in a snail preventative solution, such as Esha Gastropex, prior to adding to your aquarium. We do not recommend buying treated plants, or administering copper or anti-snail treatments if you have shrimp in your aquarium. Snails are perfectly safe in an aquarium and will not harm your fish.