Ozelot Sword, Spotted Sword


Common Name: Ozelot Sword, Spotted Sword
Latin Name: Echinodorus ozelot
Family Name: Alismataceae

Plant Form: Rosette plant
Sold as: Bare root or potted

Placement: Mid-ground or Background
Max Size: Most resources indicate up to 18 inches/45 cm; however, plants grow into tank busters over time, reaching above 24 inches/60 cm
Plant Location: In deep substrate
Flowers: Inconsequential; so small that flowers are rarely noticed
Propagation: Divisions, polinated flowers or side shoots
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: Easy
Good for Beginners: Yes

Larger sword plant that is man made. A hybrid of Echinodorus schlueterI 'Leopard' and Echinodorus barthii. The plant has a unique rusty spotted or marbled pattern on its green leaves. These spots are lost in lower lighting. Under high lighting, plant can produce a new leaf per week.




I wanted to mention that part of the above description doesn't coincide with my experience. The blooms on my ozelot sword aren't " Inconsequential; so small that flowers are rarely noticed" as stated above. They're about 3/4" (20mm) across and very noticeable. See My Ozelot Sword seems happy | Aquarium Plants Forum | 482455.

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