Aquatic Tube Plants
Using our proprietary patented packaging methods, our tube plants can survive in their packaging from to 8 to 16 weeks depending on species. They are the best way to add established healthy live plants to any aquarium.
Echinodorus bleheri ‘Amazon Compacta Sword’
Echinodorus bleheri (often called “Amazon sword”) is similar to Echinodorus amazonicus, except it has broader, straighter leaves a more compact root system and does not grow as large as Echinodorus amazonicus. Echinodorus bleheri compacta is an excellent plant for beginners, as it’s easy to grow and maintain. Its large, bright green leaves provide a great focal point, and the plant’s large size makes it ideal for background placement, although it’s also attractive in a midground setting.
|Sсіеntіfіс nаmе:||Echinodorus bleheri|
|Other name(s):||Amazon sword|
|Water hardness GH (dH):||4-18°N|
|Lighting (PAR):||Medium to high|
|Propagation:||Rhizome or runners|
About Echinodorus ozelot
After they are planted, Echinodorus bleheri compacta plants are undemanding, requiring little to no maintenance. If the leaves start to yellow, the plant may have an iron deficiency, in which case extra root tabs or liquid plant fertilizer should be used. If excessive algae forms, wipe it off regularly and fix any nutrient imbalances in the tank that may be causing algae growth.
This plant sends out runners that can be removed and replanted. You can also use a sharp pair of scissors or a blade to divide and replant the rhizome. Just be sure that the rhizome isn’t covered by the substrate.
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