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Plant care sheets for a variety of aquarium plants, broken down by lighting requirements for ease in planning a planted tank.

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  • Micro Sword Care Sheet

    Micro Sword Care Sheet

    Common Names: Micro Sword, Brazillian Micro Sword
    Latin Name: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
    Family Name: Apiaceae



    Plant Form: Rosette
    Sold as: Potted, bare root
    Placement: Mid-ground / Foreground carpet plant
    Max Size: 4" / 10 cm
    Planting: Substrate
    Flowers: n/a
    Propagation: Runners
    Growth Rate: Slow / Moderate

    True Aquatic: Yes


    pH: Any
    Supplements: Nutrient-rich substrate, injected Co2 for best growth
    Lighting: Moderate / Highlight to achieve carpet affect
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Moderate
    Good for Beg...
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    Last edited by AlyeskaGirl; 05-13-2014, 07:35 PM.

  • Aquarium and Pond Plant Index

    Aquarium and Pond Plant Index

    The following is a list of plants found in the aquarium and pond trade. This list includes plants by their latin name as well as by their common name to make it easier to find them. This index comprises true aquatic plants for the most part, but there are also non-aquatic plants as well as those that should only be grown in a very large pond environment.

    A Index

    Aegagropila linnaei
    African Water Fern
    Amazon Frogbit

    Amazon Sword
    Anacharis
    Anubias afzelii
    Anubias Barteri Nana
    Anubias barteri var angustifolia lanceolata
    Anubias barteri var barteri
    Anubias Barteri var coffeefolia
    Anubias barteri var glabra minima
    Anubias barteri var nana eye
    Anubias barteri var nana gold
    Anubias barteri var nana petite
    Anubias barteri var nana short and sharp
    Anubias Barteri var nana wrinkle leaf
    Anubias barteri var nana x Anubias gilletii
    Anubias congensis
    Anubias frazeri
    Anubias hastifolia engler
    Anubias nangii
    Aponogeton Ulvaceus
    Australian Hygro

    B Index
    Bacopa Australis
    Bacopa Madagascariensis
    Bolbitis Heudelotii
    Brazillian Micro Sword
    Brazilian Waterweed

    Brazilian Pennywort
    Bog Iris

    C Index
    Cabomba caroliniana
    Cabomba pulcherrima
    Carolina Fanwort
    Ceratophyllum demursum
    Chain Sword
    Coffeefolia
    Cryptocoryne We...
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  • Oriental Sword Plant Care Sheet

    Oriental Sword Plant Care Sheet

    Common Name: Oriental Sword
    Latin Name: Echinodorus var. 'oriental'
    Family Name: Alismataceae




    Plant Form: Rosette
    Sold as: Bare root or potted
    Placement: Mid / Background
    Max SizePlanting: Substrate
    Flowers: Unknown
    Propagation: Root division, side shoots running off the main plant
    Growth Rate: Slow/Medium
    Originates: Hybrid of the Rose Sword that originates from the Oriental Aquarium in Singapore

    True Aquatic: Yes

    PH: 6.0-8.0
    Supplements: Root tabs, water column fertilizers; Macros and Micros and CO2 supplementation for...
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  • Rotala Rotundafolia Care Sheet

    Rotala Rotundafolia Care Sheet

    Common Name: Rotala Rotundafolia
    Latin Name: Rotala Rotundafolia
    Family Name: Lythraceae




    Plant Form: Stem
    Sold as: Bunch
    Placement: Midground / Background
    Max SizePlanting: Substrate
    Flowers: Pinkish little flowers at the tip of the stems when grown emersed
    Propagation: Stem cuttings or side shoots
    Growth Rate: Fast
    Originates: Southeast Asia

    True Aquatic: Yes

    Plant Care

    PH
    : 6.0-7.5
    Supplements: Water column fertilization; Macro mix, trace elements, iron, substrate fertlization and CO2 supplementation for strong healthy growth.
    Lighting: Moderate to...
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  • Ludwigia Glandulosa Care Sheet

    Ludwigia Glandulosa Care Sheet



    Common Names: Ludwigia Glandulosa, Ludwigia Peruensis?
    Latin Name: Ludwigia Glandulosa?
    Family Name: Onagraceae?
    Plant Form: Stem?
    Sold as: Bunch ?

    Placement: Midground-background?
    Max Size: 25in/63cm?
    Planting: Shallow or deep substrate?
    Flowers: Small, red flowers when grown emersed?
    Propagation: Cuttings
    ?Growth Rate: Slow-moderate??

    True Aquatic: Yes

    pH: 5-8
    ?Supplements: Co2 as well as fertilizers (especially iron)?
    Lighting: High
    ?Recommended Tank Size: 10g+??
    Care Level: Moderate?
    Good for Beginners: No This is a great ...
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  • Salvinia Care Sheet

    Salvinia Care Sheet

    Written by Pirahnah3 and Northstar Common Names: Salvinia, Common salvinia, water spangles Latin Name: Salvinia minima Family Name: Salviniaceae Plant Form: Floating Fern Sold as: Single/Bunch Placement: Water surface Max Size: Leaf 0.4-2 cm (0.15-0.8 inches) Planting: Floating Flowers: White flowers Propagation: Division Growth Rate: Fast True Aquatic: Yes pH: Any Supplements: macro/micro ferts Lighting: Low to High Recommended Tank Size: Any Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes Salvinia easily multiplies in the home aquarium so long as there is minimal water surface disturbance. This floating plant is not recommended for a tank with a strong downward...
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  • Mondo Grass (NonAquatic Plant)

    Mondo Grass (NonAquatic Plant)

    Common Names: Dwarf Mondo Grass Latin Name: Ophiopogon Japonica Family Name: Asparagaceae Plant Form: Rosette Sold as: Single Placement: Fore/Midground Max Size: 20-40cm (7 -14 inches) Planting: planted in substrate Flowers: Yes Propagation: Plant division Growth Rate: Very slow True Aquatic: NO. pH: N/A Supplements: Root tab/enriched substrate Lighting: Low to Moderate Recommended Tank Size: Terrarium Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes DO NOT BUY FOR YOUR AQUARIUM!!! It is often sold in chain stores as an aquatic plant but will die in a couple weeks to months if grown submerge. It is a terrestrial plant. That being said, the only tank I would use...
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  • Four Leaf Clover Care Sheet

    Four Leaf Clover Care Sheet

    Common Names: Four Leaf Clover, Water Shamrock, Waterclover Latin Name: Marsilea quadrifolia Family Name: Marsileaceae Plant Form: Fern Sold as: Pot, Bareroot, Bunch Placement: Foreground Max Size: 1.2-10 cm (.5-4 in.) Planting: planted in substrate Flowers: Unknown Propagation: Runners Growth Rate: Slow True Aquatic: Amphibious pH: Any Supplements: Minimal CO2, Macro/Micro ferts, and root tabs Lighting: Low to High Recommended Tank Size: Smaller tanks Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes One of the best carpet plants for those who are trying to achieve a carpet like effect on their substrate floor with low tech/light tanks and minimal CO2. A very un...
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  • Pennywort Care Sheet

    Pennywort Care Sheet

    Common Names: Pennywort, Brazilian Pennywort
    Latin Name: Hydrocotyle leucocephaia
    Family Name: Apiaceae
    Plant Form: Stem
    Sold as: Single/Bunch
    Placement: Mid/Background/Floating
    Max Size: 60 cm (24 inches)
    Planting: planted in substrate
    Flowers: Yes, if grown emerse
    Propagation: clippings
    Growth Rate: Fast

    True Aquatic: Amphibious

    pH:
    5.5 to 8
    Supplements: Macro/Micro ferts
    Lighting: Low to High
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes Pennywort, when grown submerged, grows in long, slender stems punctuated by alternating ro...
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  • Purple Bamboo Care Sheet

    Purple Bamboo Care Sheet

    Common Name(s): Purple Bamboo
    Latin Name: Poaceae sp.
    Family Name: Poaceae
    Plant Form: Stem
    Sold as: Stems
    Placement: Background
    Max Size: 36 inches (90 cm) in height or more; 2-3 inches (~5-7.5 cm) in diameter
    Planting: Cuttings placed in substrate
    Flowers: No
    Propagation: Side shoots
    Growth Rate: Fast

    True Aquatic: Amphibious ...
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