Aquarium Plants List

(By no means a complete list.  For any suggestions/corrections, please message me.  Please research the needs of your particular plant before purchasing)


  • Anubias Nana Petite (West Africa)
  • Dwarf Hairgrass (Elocharis parvula)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica) (North Africa)


  • Anubias barteri (West Africa)
  • Anubias gracilis
  • Anubias augustifolia ‘Afzelii’ (West Africa)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Nymphaea lotus (East Africa)
  • Nymphaea rubra (East Africa)


  • Red Ammannia (ammania gracilis)
  • Anubias congensis (West Africa)
  • Aponogeton boivinianus (Madagascar)
  • Apoogeton longiplumulosus (Northern Madagascar)
  • Madagascar Lace (Aponogeton madagascariensis) (Madagascar)
  • Bacopa monnieri (West Africa)
  • Congo Fern (Bolbitis heudelotii)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Floating Fern (Ceratopteris cornuta)
  • African Onion Plant (Crinum natans) (West Africa)
  • Lagarosiphon major (South Africa)
  • Nesaea cassicaulis (West Africa)
  • Nesaea pedicellata (Tanzania, Mozambique)
  • Potamogeton mascarensis (Madagascar)


  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia natans (North Africa)

North America

  • Dwarf Hairgrass (Elocharis parvula) (Cuba)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica)
  • Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria pusilla) (Eastern North America)
  • Water Cabbage (Samolus valerandi)
  • Fissidens fontanus (USA)


  • Giant Bacopa (Bacopa caroliniana) (North-Central America)
  • Water Hedge (Didiplis diandra)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Pearlweed (Hemianthus micranthemoides) (Cuba, Southeast USA)
  • Hydrocotyle verticillata (North to Central America)
  • Scarlet Lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Ludwigia glandulosa (Southern USA)
  • Banana Plant (Nyphoides aquatica) (Southern USA)
  • Giant Sagittaria (Sagittaria platyphylla)
  • Sagittaria subulata (Eastern USA)
  • Lizard’s Tail (Saururus cernuus)
  • Dwarf Vallisneria (Vallisneria Americana)


  • Acmella oppositifoli (Southern USA to Paraguay)
  • Round Bacopa (Bacopa rotundifolia) (Southern USA)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Radicans Sword (Echinodorus cordifolius) (North America to Mexico)
  • Egeria densa
  • Eleocharis prolifera (Eastern USA)
  • Elodea Canadensis
  • Ludwigia brevipes
  • Ludwigia palustris (USA)
  • Ludwigia repens (North to Central America)
  • Lysmichia nummularia
  • Myriophyllum hippuroides
  • Myiophylum scabratum (Eastern North America, Cuba)
  • Shinnersia rivularis (Mexico)


  • Water Velvet (Azolla caroliniana)
  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans) 

South America

  • Alternanthera reineckii ‘Lilacina’
  • Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’
  • Bolivian Sword (Echinodorus bolivianus) (Brazil)
  • Echinodorus quadricostatus var. xinguensis
  • Echinodorus tenellus
  • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay)
  • Hemianthus callitrichoides (Central to South America)
  • Water Cabbage (Samolus valerandi)
  • Staurogyne Repens (Southern Amazon)


  • Amazon Sword (Echinosorus amazonicus) (Brazil)
  • Black Amazon Sword (Echinodorus horemanii) (Brazil)
  • Peruvian Sword (Echinodorus parviflorus) (Peru to Bolivia)
  • Echinodorus opacus
  • Echinodorus uruguayensis
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Hygrophila guianensis


  • Acmella oppositifoli (Southern USA to Paraguay)
  • Aciotis acuminifolia (Lesser Antilles to Brazil, Bolivia)
  • Alternanthera rosaefolia (Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil)
  • Althernanthera Aquatica (Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay)
  • Giant Cabomba (Cabomba aquatica) (Central to South America)
  • Green Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) (Central to South America)
  • Red Cabomba (Cabomba piauhyensis) (Central to South America)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Braodleaved Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri)
  • Echinodorus grandiflorus (Central to South America)
  • Echinodorus macrophyllus (Guyana, Brazil)
  • Echinodorus major (Brazil)
  • Echinosorus Osiris (Brazil)
  • Egeria naja (Brazil,Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina)
  • Eichhornia azurea
  • Spadeleaf Plant (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides)
  • Stargrass (Heteranthera zosterifolia)
  • Brazillian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala)
  • Micranthemum umbrosum (Central to South America)
  • Brailian Milfoil (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
  • Red Myriophyllum (Myriopylum tuberculatum)
  • Potagmogeto gayii
  • Spathiphylum wallisii (Columbia) (Semi Aquatic)


  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Amazonian Frogbit (Limomium laevigatum)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia auriculata (Central to South America)
  • Salvinia Minima


  • Dwarf Hairgrass
  • Japanese Rush (Blyxa japonica)
  • Cryptocoryne walkeri var. lutea (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne siamensis (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne parva (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne willisii (Sri Lanka)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica)
  • Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
  • Java Moss
  • Monosolenium tenerum (India, China)
  • Pogostemon helferi (Thailand)


  • Cryptocoryne albida (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne affinis (Malaysia)
  • Cryptocoryne beckettii (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne ciliata (Southeast Asia)
  • Cryptocoryne undulata (India)
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii (Sri Lanka)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus) (Southeast Asia)
  • Nymphaea lotus (Southeast Asia)
  • Nymphaea rubra (Southeast Asia)
  • Giant Sagittaria (Sagittaria platyphylla) (Southeast Asia)
  • Vallisneria tortifolia (Southeast Asia)
  • Cyperus helferi (Southeast Asia)


  • Ruffled Aponogeton (Aponogeton crispus) (Sri Lanka)
  • Compact Aponogeton (Aponogeton ulvaceus) (Sri Lanka)
  • Aponogeton rigidifolius (Sri Lanka)
  • Aponogeton undulates (India)
  • Chinese Ivy (Cardamine lyrata) (China, Korea)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Onion Plant (Crinum thaianum) (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne balansae (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne cordata (Thailand)
  • Star Rotala (Eusteralis stellata)
  • Giant Hygrophila (Hygrophila corymbosa) (India)
  • Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) (India, Thailand, Malaysia)
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Gracilis’
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Strigosa’
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Glabra’
  • Hygrophila stricta (Thailand, Southeast Asia)
  • Hygrophila polysperma (India)
  • Giant Ambulia (Limnophila aquatica) (India, Sri Lanka)
  • Dwarf Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora) (India, Sri Lanka)
  • Najas indica
  • Nymphaea stellata (India)
  • Giant Red Rotala (Rotala macrandra) (India)
  • Dwarf Rotala (Rotala rotundifolia) (Southeast Asia)
  • Rotala Wallichii (Southeast Asia)
  • Vallisneria spirialis
  • Orchid Lily (Barclaya longifolia) (Southeast Asia)


  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia natans


  • Marsilea hirsute (Australia)
  • Glossostigma elantinoides (Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania)
  • Monosolenium tenerum (Japan, Taiwan)
  • Buce (Bucaphalandra spp.) (Borneo)


  • Cryptocoryne moehlmannii (Sumatra)
  • Cryptocoryne pondtederiifolia (Sumatra, Borneo)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • New Zealand Grassplant (Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae) (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Nuphar japonica (Japan)
  • Ranunculus inundatas (Australia)


  • Chinese Ivy (Cardamine lyrata) (Japan)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Star Rotala (Eusteralis stellata) (Australia)
  • Giant Hygrophila (Hygrophila corymbosa) (Indonesia)
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Crispa’ (Indonesia)
  • Dwarf Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora) (Indonesia)
  • Lysmichia nummularia (Japan)
  • Corkscrew Valisneria (Callisneria asiatica var. biwaensis
  • Giant Vallisneria (Vallisneria gigantean)
  • Vallisneria spirialis
  • Orchid Lily (Barclaya longifolia) (New Guinea)


  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)

Tempted to go with some kind of Dutch Style with the rest of the tank. Other 2/3rds of the tank is kinda just random.

Dutch Style Portion:
Ludwigia Repens Rubin, Bacopa Caroliana, Ludwigia Sp Red, Lobelia Cardinalis ‘small form’, Staurogyne Purple, Alternanthera Reineckii Mini, Micranthemum Monte Carlo.

On the driftwood:
Weeping moss

Random Pile:
Anubias Barteri coffeefolia?*, Anubias Congensis?*, Anubias Barteri Nana, Anubias Barteri Nana Petite, Windelov Java Fern, Bucephalandra (various), unknown Cryptocoryne*, Argentine Sword*.

* might end up removing these in the future, leaves are too big.


I used to make light bulb terrariums and sold a couple of them, even! But the days of hollowing actual light bulbs are behind me because lazy.

One night, I decided to see if I can make aquariums with the same idea

Left: Weeping moss, “giant” baby tears, flame moss, & eleocharis acicularis “mini“. 1 ramshorn snail. Sand substrate

Right: Staurogyne repens, lilaeopsis brasiliensis and weeping moss. 1 horned nerite snail. Fluval plant stratum.

Maintenance is ½ water change with a turkey baster (lol) once every other day. Lighting is a mixture of natural indirect sunlight and my desk lamp. Everything here is about a week old. If it survives a month, I may add 1 shrimp to the mix. 


3 month old 10 gallon since the beginning. 

New to tumblr so I don’t know how to leave a comment on someone’s reblog but someone asked about ferts/co2 so I’ll just list the setup.

  • Lighting: 2 finnex planted+ LEDs, a 20" over the background and a 12" over the front, on for 8 hours a day.
  • fluval 106 canister filter
  • some heater, kept at 78F
  • Substrate: Eco complete everywhere and there’s some ADA amazonia mixed into the background where all the stems are. There are also osmocote root tabs spread throughout. 
  • co2: 5lbs tank with a Milwaukee dual stage regulator, set to ~3bps, using a rhinox 2000 diffuser
  • Ferts: EI dosing potassium nitrate and phosphate, sometimes magnesium sulphate 2-3x a week. Following bottle directions for seachem iron and trace 3x a week. 
  • Water parameters: I use RO water for water changes and remineralize-P to get it back to ~200 tds. PH is ~6.9, nitrates ~20ppm, I haven’t checked the GH or Kh for a while so I don’t know those. I do weekly water changes, usually 50% of the tank. 
  • Plants (from left to right)
  • Background: Jungle val, a mix of rotalas (rotundifolia, green, H'ra, colorata), Ludwigia red and ludwigia arcuata, bacopa monnieri and caroliniana
  • Midground: Some dwarf hairgrass that you can’t really see and Staurogyne repens
  • Carpet is monte carlo
  • Fauna: Mostly CRS and CBS, some otos, and a siamese algae eater who I’m thinking about taking out. 
“Spring is coming” ~ Piotr Beczynski (Poland) Tank size / Volume: 90 x 45 x 45 cm / 182L
Fertilization: KNO3, ADA step 2, Brighty K, ECA, Green Bacter
CO2 / Bubbles per second / CO2-System: Yes / 2 / 0,5kg CO2 cylinder
Lightning: 4x39W T5 , 10 hours per day
Substrate: power sand, Amazonia I, Amazonia II, tourmaline
Plants: echinodorus anqustifolius, monosolenium tenerum, staurogyne sp. ludwigia arcuata, microsorium sp., fissidens fontanus, fontinalis antipyretica, vesicularia dubyana, echinodorus tenellus, hemianthus callitrichoides, bolbitis heudelotii, cryptocoryne
Fish & Invertebrates: rasbora heteromorpha, rasbora espei, caridinia japonica, crossocheilus siamensis
Hardscape: manten stone, forest’s wood

2nd PLACE Contest 2010 Aquatic Scapers Europe - International Aquascaping Contest - Standard Category


Some iPhone shots of Linnaeus my West African Lungfish(Protopterus annectens). Even though he uproots plants frequently when scooting around he really loves hanging out in them and spends more time off the bottom and climbing the plants. Because he keeps uprooting them it’s taking a long time for everything to fill in but it’s looking good! The staurogyne repens is slowly but surely covering this small garden corner and I’m going to add another Anubias (coffeefolia) to the driftwood when I return from vacation. But I seriously love this fish; he’s such a fantastic and intelligent animal. I’ve already taught him a few basic behaviors such as to surface when cued and hand feeding. I’ll have to take a video when I get the chance as these are basic behaviors nearly any fish can be taught.


My planted tank that I manage at work :)

Excellent growth so far, the Hygro is going crazy. Non CO2 injected.

Staurogyne is growing in really well.

Featuring some extremely red Ludwigia peruensis.

You guys are probably like “WHERES THE 300” well I neglected the plants in their for some time and uhh whatever anyways. Im gonna get some better lights for the 300 soon. The tank is too deep.


This is definitely a work of art

Before the Creation of Adam by Balazs Farkas
Via Flickr:
IAPLC 2014 rank #50, GAPLC 2014 rank #3. Hardscape is crafted from sculpted basalt stones to depict a post-cathartic extra-terrestrial landscape of the rising sun from Riddick’s planet. Named after the well-known christian painting “Before the Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo, where God gives life to Adam by a touch of a finger. Created by Balázs Farkas. Sculptures made by Gergő Ámmer. Background designed by Ákos Nádaskuti. Size: 180x60x60 (WDH). Plants: Micranthemum Sp. Monte Carlo, Riccardia Chamedryfolia, Hydrocotyle Verticillata, Ranunculus Inundatus, Staurogyne repens, Eleocharis Sp. Montevidensis. Fish: Crossocheilus Siamensis, Otocinclus Affinis, Caridina Multidentata ‘Amano’.


Plant update :D

The jungle is back
Everythings grown in nicely except that I just brought more carpet plants :D

I moved the water sprite to the middle and its like the tree of life now

I got more pogostemon helferi, lobelia cardinalis, staurogyne repens, and dwarf hairgrass. Hopefully they all fill in nicely.

I have a bunch of dwarf sagittaria and idk what to do with it

Two lucky pictures of Rei c:


Alright, here’s the promised tank rescape! Not the best pics, but you get the idea.

Top two pics are of the tank before. I’d already removed most of the marimo rocks since they got so badly choked with algae. You can see how bad the marimo on the cave part is doing. Hopefully real CO2 will help with that.

In the third pic you can see those little river rocks that I was talking about. I spent an hour just taking all those fuckers out. I have no clue what i was thinking there.

Last two pics are of the tank as it stands now. Like I said in the other post, the HG and rotala are wicked leggy right now, but with some time and pruning they’ll bush up nicely. I’ll probs end up replacing my regular a. reineckii with sp. mini, but not until after co2 is added. Same goes with getting some rotala wallichii (that’s going in that empty space between the staurogyne and reineckii). The UG will take a while to fill in too, but I’m really looking forward to having a full carpet.


40 gallon update :D

took the sticks out, looks much cleaner now. also trimmed a lot of the plants, especially the rotala, probably gonna trim the cabomba sometime this week. I messed up a bit on the balance of the second two photos lol

got a bed of staurogyne repens and pogostemon helferi <3 hopefully those will fill in nicely and give me lots of widdle carpet babies

and my three favorite plants, my oriental sword, my red tiger lotus and it’s three pretty floaty leaf thingys, and my cabomba furcata which never fails to be so fucking soft looking

time for everything to grow back in and become a jungle again :DDD

if you’re wondering where all my frogbit went (there’s still a tiny bit left in here to takeover again) refer to this


40 gallon update :D

My aponogeton crispus had a huge melt but now I think it’s okay ish

my little area to the left with all the swords and crypts seems to be doing really well :D there are so many swords crammed into one area right there, my kleiner bar babies are there too, four of them.

and of course I always have to have a picture of my giant kleiner bar ;)

the staurogyne carpet is finally starting to fill in nice c:


40 gallon update!

Moved a lot of plants around. got a lot of new ones!

First three pictures are just showing the tank.

4th photo is my staurogyne carpet which is doing pretty well, still clipping and replanting and whatnot BUT MY CORY CATS MAKE IT SO HARD FOR IT TO ESTABLISH FASTER UGH

5th photo is the replanting of my dwarf sagittaria. I took it out some time ago to make space for dwarf baby tears but because my cory cats just love digging the tears just couldnt do it. So in goes the dwarf sag again lol

6th photo is a little area of pygmy chain sword with some that are already reproducing, hoping to sell these too

7th and 8th photos are of my two favorite plants <3 both of which I am selling babies of! BTW that is not an oriental sword, I bought it ID'ed as that but it’s actually Echinodorus Kleiner Bar AND ITS SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL k

I also got a ton of alternanthera growing, some more cryptocoryne balansae, and some cryptocoryne undulata

9th and 10th photos are of two peacock gudgeons I got <3 so pretty, I also got 5 red cherry barbs and 2 more black kuhli’s (you can never have enough kuhli’s)

I will probably make another video sometime :D

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