How To Plant Amazon Sword And Remove Spongw From Pot

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Are you looking for a way to add some beauty to your aquarium? Amazon Swords, also known as Echinodorus species, are some of the most popular plants out there. Plus, they're relatively easy to care for and don't require too much upkeep. But before you can start admiring your new aquatic addition, you need to know how to properly plant Amazon Sword and remove spongw from pot.

What You’ll Need

Before you can plant your Amazon Sword, there are a few supplies you’ll need. Gather the following:

  • Amazon Sword plant
  • Potting soil
  • Small aquarium pot
  • Gravel
  • Spoon
  • Bucket

Step 1: Preparing the Aquarium Pot

The first step is to prepare the aquarium pot. Start by filling the pot with enough gravel to cover the bottom. You can also add a layer of fertilizer to the gravel to help encourage growth. For smaller plants, you can use a pot as small as 3 inches in diameter. Larger plants may require a pot with a diameter of up to 6 inches. Once the pot is filled, use a spoon to stir up the gravel and create a hole in the center.

Step 2: Planting the Amazon Sword

Now that the pot is ready, it’s time to plant the Amazon Sword. Start by adding a layer of potting soil to the bottom of the pot. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the pot. Make sure the roots are fully covered in soil. If the plant is too tall for the pot, use your hands to bend the stems and leaves until the plant fits comfortably. Once the plant is in place, add more potting soil around the roots and press it down gently.

Step 3: Adding Water

After the plant is in place, it’s time to add water. Fill a bucket with water and slowly pour it into the pot until the soil is completely saturated. Once the soil is saturated, use a spoon to scoop out any excess water. This will help to ensure the soil drains properly and the plant receives enough oxygen.

Step 4: Removing Spongw

If your pot contains spongw, a type of algae, you’ll need to remove it before planting the Amazon Sword. To do this, fill the pot with water and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. The spongw will rise to the surface and can then be easily scooped out with a spoon. Once all the spongw is removed, empty the pot and continue with the planting process.

Step 5: Placing the Aquarium Pot

Once the Amazon Sword is planted, it’s time to place the pot in your aquarium. Choose a spot that is not in direct sunlight and has enough space for the plant to grow. If possible, place the pot near a filter outlet as this will provide a steady supply of oxygen to the plant. Once the pot is in place, fill the aquarium with water and let the plant settle for a few days.


Planting Amazon Swords is a relatively simple process that just about anyone can do. With the right supplies and a bit of patience, you can quickly and easily transform any aquarium into a beautiful oasis. Just remember to always remove any spongw before planting and to choose a spot in your aquarium that receives indirect sunlight.


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