I've got an amazon sword (at least, it was sold as such) that I've been keeping for probably 5-6 years now. For the longest time, it was tiny, only a few leaves, and didn't seem to grow much at all. Finally in the last couple of years, it has been growing at an impressive rate. However, its growth is unlike I was expecting since it seems to be really wide and flat, not gaining any real height. I had expected this to be a nice centerpiece plant, but I have to say I'm a bit disappointed it isn't growing taller and providing more shade underneath. Substrate is eco-complete (previously had it in eco complete in a smaller tank, then black beauty, and then sand capped dirt), and I use flourish root tabs every 3-6 months, Ei dosing dry ferts (GLA edta micros, monopotassium phosphate, potassium nitrate, potassium sulfate), co2 injection and excel recently to combat BBA outbreak. The tank stays around 76 degrees, 7.6-8.0 ph, 0 ammonia and nitrite, and I try to keep it below 40ppm nitrate. Is my lighting too intense? Or is this just a type of sword that stays low and wide? Sorry, my glass needs cleaning. Also, the arrangement of plants is pretty chaotic... the tank is also growing out some plants for an upcoming tank.