The Uruguay Sword plant originates from the subtropical south-eastern part of South America. It develops large submerged stands in relatively cool rivers and streams. Echinodorus uruguayensis is known for many years as robust, easy to grow and very decorative aquarium plant. The leaves are strap-shaped, flexible, leathery and somewhat transparent..


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 Scientific Name Common Name Height Width
 Echinodorus uruguayensis  Uruguay sword 30cm 40cm
 Water Temperature Water pH Colour Difficulty
  16-24 oC   Rich green Easy
 Light demand Grow Rate Placement Substrate 
 Moderate Moderate to fast  Mid- to background Fine