The Amazon Sword plant is very popular because of its impressive size; it’s simple yet majestic beauty, and its minimal care requirements. This plant can grow up to 20 inches in height with the proper lighting and water quality. It is a member of the Rosette plants, which are known for their extremely short stem axes and the way their leaves grow upward from the base of the plant.
The plant is named for its sword-shaped leaves, which vary in color from pale to dark green. Its leaves become quite large, making this a perfect background plant for a large aquarium or a wonderful centerpiece in a small aquarium.
This plant ships as a 3"x1" mat with 5-10 leaves. It comes on a mat of substrate that can be discarded or planted under the substrate. The mat can also be broken into smaller pieces to spread the plant to different locations or multiple aquariums.
Live plants have many agricultural uses, such as removing waste and excess nutrients from hydroponic systems, fighting algae and bacterial growth in farm ponds, and keeping educational aquariums clean.