Altlandsberg Sword
Altlandsberg Sword
Altlandsberg Sword
Altlandsberg Sword
Altlandsberg Sword
Altlandsberg Sword
Altlandsberg Sword

Altlandsberg Sword

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This rare sword plant is reportedly a rather recent hybrid that boasts bright green leaves that are spotted and marbled with deep red and pink coloration!


The Altlandsberg Sword (Echinodorus sp. "Altlandsberg") is a fairly new sword plant hybrid that is only rarely available. Its bright green leaves are "dusted" and with deep red and pink spotting and marbling, making it an absolutely lovely plant that can be a very distinctive part of the aquascape. It can even thrive in low-tech setups wiith moderate to high lighting and nutrient-rich substrate!

Care for the Altlandsberg Sword is very simple. This plant will benefit from CO2 supplementation, but it does not require it. While it will thrive in high lighting, it is also very durable and can do very well under moderate lighting. It requires nutrient-rich substrate for its extensive root structure. It produces very large leaves, so it must be planted with care to not cast too much shade on other plants as it grows. It is certainly only suitable for background placement in smaller aquariums, but it can also be placed in the middle ground of larger aquariums. The Altlandsberg Sword reproduces through rhizome division as well as by the production of side shoots, which can be removed and replanted.  It is very intolerant of copper, so please keep this in mind if you use tap water in your aquarium.


The Altlandsberg Sword is a member of the plant group known as Rosettes, which are known for their extremely short stem axis and for the way their leaves grow upward from the base of the plant. This plant can grow up to 24 inches in height with the proper lighting and water quality.  As with all of our plants (besides tissue cultures), our Altlandsberg Swords are kept in water in a dedicated tank rather than plastic packaging, which means your plant will arrive much healthier.

Like most plants, Altlandsberg Sword will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen, Iron, and other plant supplements.

No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We can not guarantee our plants will be snail free.


What We Like About This Plant:

  • Distinctive green and red marbled/spotted leaves
  • Tall and wide growth that is ideal for larger aquariums
  • Very easy to propagate
  • Provides a great deal of cover for animal fry
  • Very hardy and durable in a well-lit, nutrient-rich aquarium


Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 72° - 84° F (22° - 29° C)
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5
  • Lighting: Moderate to high
  • Origin: Indigenous to South America, cultivated in US nurseries
  • Aquarium placement: Middle to background
  • Care: Easy


All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

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