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Echinodorus palaefolius (Mexican sword)  differ from other amazon swords in the following aspects:

  • Stem – long
  • Leaf form/shape – oval 
  • Leaf size – long
  • Leaf colouration – green 
  • Height – 33cm + (15” +) regular pruning can keep them this small, but they tend to grow very large and out of the aquarium

 

Amazon swords – are mostly great accent plants that propagate through side shoots that can grow out of the water. They are a good beginner’s plant because their needs are so clearly described and if adhered to they will thrive.

What is this needs?

  • Nutrient rich soil or regular root tabs
  • MUST remove the cotton from the plant before planting
  • Moderate lighting
  • Stable water conditions
  • Limit any copper based medication as far as possible (some ICH meds use copper as active ingredient)
  • CO2 is not essential but good idea in high lighting aquariums

NOTE – They form massive root systems and this can cause other plants to suffer. An easy way to prevent this is to plant them in a reasonable size (IE 15cm – 6”) flat tray/pot, filled with good quality aqua soil, that you can burry in your substrate to hide it.

 

pH: 5.5-8.0

 

Care: Easy

 

Light: Moderate

 

Co2: Not necessary

 

Propagation: Adventitious shoots

 

Growth rate: Fast

Echinodorus palaefolius - Amazon sword - Potted

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