Echindorus bleheri – Potted

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GTIN: 5703249071002
EAN: 5703249071002
Brand: Aqualine
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Description

Echinodorus bleheri, commonly known as Amazon Sword Plant, originates from South America, specifically the Amazon River basin. It can be found in various countries across the region, including Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela. In the wild, Echinodorus bleheri thrives in the shallow, slow-moving waters of streams, rivers, and marshes, often forming dense stands along the riverbanks.

This aquatic plant is known for its robust growth and impressive size. In its natural habitat, Echinodorus bleheri develops large, broad leaves that can reach up to 50-60 cm (20-24 inches) in length and 5-8 cm (2-3 inches) in width. The leaves exhibit an attractive dark green coloration, and their elongated, pointed shape resembles the blade of a sword, hence the common name.

Caring for Echinodorus bleheri in the aquarium involves providing it with proper conditions to thrive. It flourishes in a substrate rich in nutrients and appreciates good fertilization, especially at the roots. Root tabs or nutrient-rich substrates will help promote healthy growth and vibrant foliage.

With adequate lighting and a balanced nutrient supply, Echinodorus bleheri is more likely to reach its full potential and exhibit its lush green foliage. Additionally, maintaining stable water parameters, especially regarding temperature and pH, contributes to the plant’s overall health.

Echinodorus bleheri has the potential to grow quite large in an aquarium. Under favourable conditions, it can reach a height of 30-50 cm (12-20 inches) or more, making it an excellent choice for mid-ground or background placement.

This species is capable of producing flowers when emerged from the water’s surface. Its inflorescence consists of a tall, emergent stalk with numerous small white flowers. However, flowering in an aquarium setting is relatively rare and may require specific conditions and adaptation.

To showcase its grandeur, Echinodorus bleheri is best placed in the background of the aquarium. Its height and impressive foliage create a beautiful backdrop for smaller plants or fish to interact with, adding depth and interest to the aquascape. Overall, this elegant Amazon Sword Plant is a stunning addition to any aquarium, contributing to a natural and thriving aquatic environment.

For more information on plant care, please see our guides section.

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Weight 0.1 kg
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South America