Amazon Swords are easy to care for, and cost approximately $7.99 US, or $8.99 CAN. An Amazon Sword Plant can be fully submersed, or just partially submersed.
Caring for an Sword is certainly not hard and this plant is recommended for beginner aquarists. It is easy to grow and not very light demanding. It will however do best if given medium bright light. Amazon Sword can be kept even with fish that like to nibble on live plants and is also known to cope well with algae and snail attacks.
Amazon Sword originates from the tropical regions of the South American continent and prefers a water temperature of 24-28 degrees C. It can adapt to both hard and soft water. Ideally keep the pH-value between 6.5 and 7.5. The Sword plant appreciates rich gravel and will loose its coloration if deprived of iron. If your Amazon Sword turns yellow, you can feed it an aquarium plant fertilizer containing chelated iron.
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