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Old 04-17-2019, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What plant is this?

It was labelled as an Amazon sword; but I do not believe it is. I need some help identifying it so I can know how to best care for it. Bury it in the substrate ? Tie it to driftwood ? Fertilizer ? I am new to plants - guidance is needed.
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Welcome to APC!

That is a sword plant, and it should be planted in the substrate, with most of the white part of the base being in the substrate. It is a vigorous grower, growing faster with CO2. You can fertilize the water or the substrate or both. Most people find it grows best with substrate fertilizer tablets poked in the substrate near the plant, Echinodorus oriental, or a similar variety.
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Welcome to the community. Totally agree with the above. It is a Amazon Sword for sure. Maybe a "echinodorus argentinensis" but I am by far no expert. I usually plants swords about an 1/8" above the bottom of the crown or the white part where all the leaves join at the base. A flourish root tab can be beneficial under the plant if you are going to leave it in one spot for a long time. I hope this can be of some help to you

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