Echinodorus bleheri (Amazon sword)

  • Dimensions: up to 60cm
  • Model: 446071
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One of the most popular 'Amazon-swords' the Echinodorus bleheri'  can grow up to 60 cm in height and the mature plants can have up to 50 leaves, each growing around 3-6cm in size. Also known as Echinodorus paniculatus it's really easy to grow and will require little care for hobbyists making it perfect for beginners and up.Because this aquarium plant grow large, it's often used as a focal point so bare that in mind. However in larger tanks they look better placed behind stones.

In a CO2 infused tank, you'll be amazed at how quick new leaves grow and if you look carefully you will also see tiny oxygen bubbles coming from the leaves, another indication that it's growing fast.

by Ruth E. on 13/11/2018

First time I have ordered from here, I was very pleased with what I had received. I would definitely order from here again. got a couple of other plants, some moss balls and moss covered stones. All items of a very good quality, very fast delivery wasnt expecting them so quick and packaged really well.

by Ronald M. on 1/10/2018

Service very good considering the plant was out of stock.kept me informed when i made a request .Plant was in a good condition when it arrived overal very pleased, have bought a few plants from this company never been disappointed

by Elizabeth S. on 8/9/2018

Excellent condition and we'll packaged

by Sally B. on 11/6/2018

Plant arrived in perfect condition, no damage at all. Very good sized plant for the price & healthy. Would definitely purchase from Aqua Essentials next time I need to buy plants for my aquarium as they are the best plants I have ever bought & I’m happy I can order them online for delivery & know they will arrive in great condition. Thoroughly recommend.

by Elizabeth O. on 28/5/2018

Very large specimens.

by Christopher B. on 15/5/2018

Absolutely superb quality and packaging.

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Hi, ive had this in my current 60l nature tank for about 3 years. Its a central focul point in the tank, however my foreground plants seem to struggle because it grows so big. Any suggestions for pruning, im currently nipping away the older leaves from the outside and letting the newer leaves come up from the middle ?

Carry on doing what you are. Just pull out the leaves that you don't want - it's the only way to control the beast.

Hi Can you tell my how can I check if my tank is has High/Medium/Low lighting? I have Fish Box aquarium 120l. with 2x 15w bulbs.

Low light

This may sound like a silly question but i only keep goldfish, i have a large tank and 4 fish. I usually get my foliage from pets at home but there is no longer one near to me. Are all these plants safe to put in with goldfish?


yes all are plants are 'safe'

If I order some of these plants (Echinodorus bleheri), how tall will they be when I receive them? It's just that I'd like to get a few tall sword plants (hopefully 12 to 18 inches ). It's just that I've recently ordered some of these plants from another supplier and was extremely disapointed when I received them, because they all turned out to be less than 6 inches tall. I really want to avoid that sort of problem with my next purchase. Also, if your stock of this plant is just too short for my expectations, please recommend an alternative that is closer to my required height.


currently our largest is 8inches. plants dont grow as big in the winter but grow much larger in the summer. you could try the hormani

Hi plant is growing well but has a lot of black algae on leaves, could you advise why this might be


Algae is generally caused by too much light in your tank and not enough nutrients. I would suggest you lower your lighting to 6 hours a day, increase your nutrients and your water changes :-)

Could you tell me how big these plants are at the minute


About 25cm tall

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when will this plant be in stock?


either today or tomorrow

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Hi can you tell me what the sufficient lighting hrs would be for this plant in a juwel vision 180 litre aquarium with aqua one j bar lighting system


Approx 8 hours light.

I have a sand only Subtrate. Would this plant flourish with root tabs and added liquid co2? Thanks.


It should be fine - just make sure you add a decent fertiliser to the water like Neutro T as well as liquid carbon and root tabs.

Hi are your plants snail free? Thanks


They're kept above the water line which minimises snails, but if you want a cast iron guarantee, then you need to buy tissue culture plants that we sell on the website.

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