Echinodorus bleheri is one of the best known aquarium plants in the United States. Amazon sword plant, as it is more commonly known, is popular because it can take a wide variety of conditions in the planted aquarium. Optimal conditions for Echinodorus bleheri would be medium lighting and a regular fertilizer routine. Amazon sword plants are a great choice for beginners as background plants in the aquarium.
pH of water: 6.5 - 8.0
DH of water: dGH 4 - 18 Â°N
Recommended temperature: 22 - 30 Â°C ( 71.6 - 86 Â°F )
Light conditions: Low to Medium
Way of propagation: Rhizome
Plant origin: South America
Right now the Amazon Swords are averaging approx. 14" tall.
Sword plants are bottom feeders so only plant the roots, Not the plant itself (where the green starts) in your substrate. Planting this plant to deep can cause melting. Adding fertilizer tabs a couple inches from the roots is suggested.