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Sword Plants (Echinodorus) Plants Emerssed?

Hey guys! I have an emerssed set up for some foreground plants, but now I want to grow some Sword plants (probably Amazon Swords). I was doing a little research and looking at some pictures; when I noticed that even the large suppliers were growing their sword plants emerssed without a cover/ humid environment. How did they achieve this? Does this meant that I can just buy an Amazon Sword and grow it like a normal house plant as long as the soil is always moist/ almost waterlogged?
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I've got quite a few different plants I am growing emersed. Amazon swords among them. Most of mine are in clay pots with top soil. I keep the water just below the soil's surface to control algae on the soil surface. In nature swords will grow part of the time almost totally emersed. Think about a lakeside or a marsh and consider the wind direction and you realize that much of the time it is not a humid environment. I don;t do anything to control humidity in my setups. I also move a lot of the plants from emersed to submersed depending on need with no ill effects.

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