Echinodorus bleheri

Synonym: E. paniculatus, E. rangeri

Common name: Broadleaved Amazon swordplant

Origin: South America

The broadleaved Amazon swordplant is the most widely available Amazon sword, partly due to its durability and ease of care. When established, the plant can take up a fair amount of space, so use it only in groups in larger aquariums or in tanks containing just a few plant species. Provide a good source of iron, both in the substrate and through liquid fertilizers. Does well in hard water.

Maximum height: 20 in (50 cm)

Growth rate: Moderate

Area: Background, Specimen, or unusual

Light: Bright

Propagation: By adventitious plantlets

Difficulty: 1, 2

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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