Echinodorus martii hybrid is commonly known as Ruffled Amazon Sword has long leaves with fluted edges that will add variety to any display. They are easy to keep and a great option for beginners. An ideal plant for use singly in larger aquariums. Provide a fine, iron-rich substrate and allow room for growth and you will have a spectacular plant.
Ruffle sword plants can grow rather huge, so they need to be pruned regularly. They can be great plants for large size tanks and will grow either submersed or emersed. In their native habitat of Central and South America, they are typically found growing submersed along river banks and streams. With a nutrient rich substrate these plants will tolerate most lighting conditions, but moderate to high lighting is ideal. CO2 injection is not necessary but will help the plant grow faster.
Ruffle sword plants propagate through side shoots off of their leaves, which can be trimmed and replanted into the substrate. To control the size of your Ruffle sword plant you can remove the side shoots and older leaves. Please be sure to remove this plant from its pot. Remove the cotton surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate.
Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
|Place of origin:||Brazil|
|Maximum height:||50 cm|
|Lighting:||Moderate to High|
|CO2:||Not needed but recommended|
|Position range:||Middle to Background|
|Substrate:||Fine grained sand or nutrient-dense soil to thrive|
|Temperature range:||22 – 28°C|
|pH:||6.5 – 7.5|