staurogyne repens

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)

Also tracking growth progress on my Staurogyne repens. Which I kind of love! Maybe I can get this to carpet in the 10! I need to trim and replant some of the longer stems, but look at how much growth! (Dates in captions)

I’ve been using (this tank and the nano)

API Liquid CO2 every day (usually a double dose) when I turn the lights on

Flourish Trace 2x week

Flourish Iron 1x week

Flourish 1x week

two 16w 6500k CFL mini bulbs 


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. 

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. 


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.


I very rarely take pictures of Pearl, she’s so fast oh my goodness. and her tank rarely changes but just recently i replaced the staurogyne repens i had in the foreground with chain sword and hydrocotyle tripartita, which i loooooove. i also just started dosing excel. here’s hoping the plants enjoy it!


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:


Update on the carpeting plants, dates in captions

The Staurogyne repens is spreading out more! I replanted the longer trimmings in the first picture over to the left side of my tank (far right top pic)

I spread the dwarf hairgrass out more, but every bunch in there is shooting off runners! They just have yet to pop above the substrate. One of the runners that came out while I was diving the bunches was at least two and a half inches long! 

Also, if I were to trim the hairgrass could that promote more runners/better growth like with stemmed plants?


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’.


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