Black Amazon Sword (Latin Echinodorus Parviflorus)

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black amazon sword Echinodorus parviflorus
SpeciesBlack Amazon Sword
Latin NameEchinodorus Parviflorus
Length 10 - 25 cm
Temperature20 - 28°C
Water Hardnessmedium hard

Black Amazon Sword (Echinodorus Parviflorus)

This is a semi-aquatic species. Its origin isn't clear. This is probably artificially bred species for aquarists.

It is small plant. It has short and thick rhizome with extensive root system. Rosulate, dense leaves on short leaf stems grow from the rhizome. The leaf blade is elongated, oval-shaped with pointed tip. It is about 10 cm long and 1-3 cm wide. The species can also develop above-water leaves and flower stalk but the plant blooms only above the water surface.

This species should be singly planted in the foreground of the aquarium. It can be 10 cm wide.

This is hardy species but it prefers water with nutrients and minerals.

This is spermatophyte species but in aquarium we reproduce it vegetatively - by the plantlets (formations of miniaturized plant which develop on the flower stalk). These plantlets should be several centimeters long and they should have extensive root system. Then the seedlings will properly grow.