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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Duckweed

    Duckweed

    Written by Magoo

    Common Names: Common Duckweed
    Latin Name: Lemna minor
    Family Name: Lemnaceae
    Plant Form: Pad
    Sold as: Loose Plant
    Placement: Floating
    Max Size: Very small
    Planting: Floating
    Flowers: Yes
    Propagation: plant division, buds (seeds)
    Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

    True Aquatic: Yes

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Minimal
    Lighting: Any
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes

    Common duckweed looks like miniature Lilly pads with a single root. Having them in your tank has some pros and cons:

    Pros: They help reduce the amount...
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  • Pygmy Chain Sword Care Sheet

    Pygmy Chain Sword Care Sheet

    Common Names: Pygmy Chain Sword, Dwarf Chain Sword, Chain Sword
    Latin Name: Echinodorus tenellus
    Family Name: Alismataceae
    Plant Form: Rosette
    Sold as: Bareroot or potted
    Placement: Foreground
    Max Size: 15 cm (6 inches)
    Planting: Substrate
    Flowers: Yes
    Propagation: Runners
    Growth Rate: Moderate to fast

    True Aquatic: Amphibious

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Root tabs
    Lighting: Moderate
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes Dwarf chain swords are a great choice for a carpet pl...
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  • Java Fern Windelov

    Java Fern Windelov

    Written by Ace

    Common Names: Java Fern Windelov, Java Fern Lace, Windelov Fern, Lace Fern
    Latin Name: Microsorum pteropus var windelov

    Family Name: Polypodiaceae
    Plant Form: Rhizome
    Sold as: Bareroot, potted or attached to driftwood/rock
    Placement: Midground

    Max Size: Height 10-17 cm (4-7 inches)
    Planting: Do not bury rhizome in substrate. Best tied to hardscape or anchor the fine roots under a rock
    Flowers: No
    Propagation: Rhizome division
    Growth Rate: Medium

    True Aquatic: Amphibious

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Not necessary but Macro/Micro ferts are a...
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  • Anubias Eye

    Anubias Eye

    Written by: Magoo

    Common Names: Anubias Eye
    Latin Name: Anubias barteri var. nana eye

    Family Name: Araceae
    Plant Form: Rhizome
    Sold as: Bareroot, potted or attached to driftwood/rock
    Placement: Fore/Midground

    Max Size: Height 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) Width 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm)
    Planting: Do not bury rhizome in substrate. Best tied to hardscape or anchor the fine roots under a rock
    Flowers: Yes
    Propagation: Rhizome division
    Growth Rate: Slow

    True Aquatic: Amphibious

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Balanced water column fertilizers, with a demand for...
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  • Najas Grass

    Najas Grass

    Written by: Zumi Common Names: Guppy Grass, Common Water Nymph, Najas Grass Latin Name: Najas Guadalupensis Family Name: Najadaceae Plant Form: Stem Sold as: Bunch Placement: Background, floating Max Size: 23-35 inches(60-90cm) Planting: Substrate or floating Flowers: Yes Propagation: Clippings Growth Rate: Fast True Aquatic: Yes pH: Any Supplements: Basic ferts, if any Lighting: Low light Recommended Tank Size: Any Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes A very undemanding plant. You can just let this plant float in your tank and it will overtake your tank in matter of weeks. Plant in the background to create a wall of foliage. Najas gr...
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  • Amazon Frogbit Care Sheet

    Amazon Frogbit Care Sheet

    Written by Pirahnah3 and NorthStar

    Common Names: Amazon Frogbit
    Latin Name: Limnobium laevigatum
    Family Name: Hydrocharitaceae
    Plant Form: Lilly pad
    Sold as: Single/Bunch
    Placement: Water surface
    Max Size: 1.5 inches across leaf pad
    Planting: Floating surface plant
    Flowers: White flowers
    Propagation: Side shoots
    Growth Rate: Prolific

    True Aquatic: Yes

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Balance ferts
    Lighting: Low to Moderate
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes A prolific plant that can overtake the water s...
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  • Pellia

    Pellia

    Common Names: Pellia, Pelia
    Latin Name: Monosolenium Tenerum

    Family Name: Monosoleniaceae
    Plant Form: Liverwort
    Sold as: Portion
    Placement: Fore/Midground


    Photographer: NorthStar

    Max Size: Leaf (thallus) Height: 2.5 cm (1 inch), Leaf (thallus) Width 0.5 cm (0.2 inch)
    Planting: Tied to hardscape or left on the bottom of the tank
    Flowers: No
    Propagation: Cuttings
    Growth Rate: Medium


    Photographer: NorthStar True Aquatic: Live in emerse and immerse environment Plant Care pH: 5-7.5 Supplements: Balanced water column fertilizers Recommended Tank Size: Any, great for small/invert ta...
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