Echinodorus bleheri (Amazon sword)

  • Stock: 43 units in stock
  • Dimensions: up to 60cm
  • Model: P2020478
  • Origin: South America
Price:
£4.99
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£4.99
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£4.74
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£4.49
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Description

One of the most popular 'Amazon-swords' the Echinodorus bleheri'  can grow up to 50-60 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 grows large, it's often used as a focal point so bear 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 nigel e. on 5/5/2020

stunning plants well packaged would order again

by Rob B. on 21/4/2020

Plant seems to have settled in and is growing well.

by Luke W. on 19/4/2020

Arrived well packaged. Was able to split the plant into two. Looks great in my aquarium. Really like buying from aqua essentials.

by Tanya J. on 17/4/2020

The plants from these guys always arrive in perfect condition. The plants are always strong and healthy. During these difficult times delivery was right on time and within a few days.

by robin h. on 11/4/2020

Nice strong plants. .

by David F. on 6/4/2020

Five Star fresh and value for money

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Guest
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 ?

 
Staff
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.

 
Guest
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.

 
Staff
Low light

 
Guest
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?

 
Staff

yes all are plants are 'safe'


 
Guest
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.

 
Staff

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


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

 
Staff

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 :-)


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

 
Staff

About 25cm tall


 
Guest
will this plant be in stock this week :)

 
Staff

tuesday


 
Guest
when will this plant be in stock?

 
Staff

either today or tomorrow

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Guest
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

 
Staff

Approx 8 hours light.


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

 
Staff

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.


 
Guest
Hi are your plants snail free? Thanks

 
Staff

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.


 
Guest
I SEE FROM ABOVE YOUR PLANTS ARE GROWN OUT OF WATER DOES THIS MEAN THEY WILL DIE BACK WHEN PLANTED IN MY TANK , IF SO THERE ANY WAY TO AVOID THIS.

 
Staff

There's no reason why they would die back in water - quite the opposite in reality



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