Common Name: Amazon Sword Latin Name: Echinodorus amazonicus Family Name: Alismataceae Plant Form: Rosette plant Sold as: Bare root or potted Placement: Background Max Size: Most resources indicate up to 20 inches/50 cm; however, plants grow into tank busters over time, reaching above 30 inches/76 cm Plant Location: In deep substrate Flowers: Inconsequential; so small that flowers are rarely noticed Propagation: Divisions and polinated flowers Growth Rate: Moderate to fast True Aquatic: Yes pH: 7.5 or lower Supplements: High quality fertilizer and Root Tabs Lighting: Moderate to High Care Level: Moderate Good for Beginners: Yes Probably the most common sword plant on the market today. These plants grow into huge tank busters! I have a sword that is 2 years old that is producing many baby plants and takes up 1/4 of my 90G tank and is growing out the top of the tank. Definitely not a plant for a smaller tank! Root ferts are a must. These plants are extremely heavy root feeders and will also remove ferts from the water column. It can be difficult adjusting to accommodate a fast growing Amazon Sword plant's needs. Because of their size these plants are best as a single specimen and needs a very large tank to enjoy their full beauty.