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  • Anubias barteri var. nana is a small, slow-growing aquatic plant commonly used in freshwater aquariums. It is a variant of the Anubias barteri species and is characterized by its compact size, broad dark green leaves, and sturdy rhizome.
  • Echinodorus bleheri, commonly known as Amazon Sword or Bleher’s Sword, is a popular aquatic plant in the aquarium hobby. It belongs to the genus Echinodorus and is characterized by its large, elongated, sword-shaped leaves that can reach up to 20-50 centimeters in length.
  • Hydrocharis dubia, commonly known as the ‘Least Frogbit,’ is a small, floating aquatic plant that belongs to the Hydrocharitaceae family. It is recognized by its tiny, round to oval-shaped leaves that float on the water’s surface, connected to the plant by delicate stems. This plant is native to Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa.
  • Microsorum pteropus, commonly known as Java Fern, is a popular and versatile aquatic plant in the aquarium hobby. Belonging to the family Polypodiaceae, it originates from Southeast Asia, where it typically grows attached to rocks, driftwood, or other surfaces in rivers and streams.
  • Vallisneria spiralis ‘Tortifolia,’ commonly known as Corkscrew Vallisneria, is a unique and visually striking aquatic plant within the Vallisneria genus. Originating from Asia, particularly regions like India and Southeast Asia, it is a variant of Vallisneria spiralis.
  • Myriophyllum tuberculatum is an aquatic plant species belonging to the watermilfoil family, Haloragaceae. It is native to parts of Asia, including regions like India and Bangladesh. This plant is recognized for its delicate and finely textured appearance, featuring slender stems densely covered in small, narrow leaves arranged in whorls around the stem.
  • Ceratophyllum demersum, commonly known as Hornwort, is a versatile and widely distributed aquatic plant found in various freshwater environments globally. Belonging to the Ceratophyllaceae family, it is known for its feathery, dark green foliage and lack of roots. Hornwort is a submerged, free-floating plant that can anchor itself or float in water with the help of its dense foliage.
  • Vesicularia dubyana, commonly known as Java Moss, is a versatile and widely used aquatic moss in the aquarium hobby. Originating from Southeast Asia, particularly from regions like Java (hence the name), it belongs to the Hypnaceae family.
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1 x Anubias barteri var. nana

Anubias barteri var. nana is a small, slow-growing aquatic plant commonly used in freshwater aquariums. It is a variant of the Anubias barteri species and is characterized by its compact size, broad dark green leaves, and sturdy rhizome. An easy-to-care-for plant, it thrives in low to moderate lighting conditions and can be attached to rocks or driftwood in aquariums. Anubias barteri var. nana is popular among aquarists for its ability to add natural beauty to tanks while requiring minimal maintenance.

1 x Echinodorus bleheri

Echinodorus bleheri, commonly known as Amazon Sword or Bleher’s Sword, is a popular aquatic plant in the aquarium hobby. It belongs to the genus Echinodorus and is characterized by its large, elongated, sword-shaped leaves that can reach up to 20-50 centimeters in length. This plant is native to South America and is often used as a focal point in freshwater aquariums due to its impressive size and vibrant green coloration. Amazon Swords require moderate to high lighting, nutrient-rich substrate, and regular fertilization to thrive. They are relatively hardy and can tolerate a range of water conditions, making them suitable for beginner and experienced aquarists alike.

1x Hydrocharis dubia

Hydrocharis dubia, commonly known as the ‘Least Frogbit,’ is a small, floating aquatic plant that belongs to the Hydrocharitaceae family. It is recognized by its tiny, round to oval-shaped leaves that float on the water’s surface, connected to the plant by delicate stems. This plant is native to Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa. It is often found in quiet, shallow freshwater habitats like ponds, lakes, and slow-moving streams.

Least Frogbit is appreciated in aquariums and ponds for its ability to provide shade, oxygenate the water, and offer hiding spots for small aquatic creatures. It reproduces through runners and produces small, white flowers during the growing season. In aquariums, it requires moderate lighting and thrives in neutral to slightly acidic water conditions. This plant is easy to grow and helps maintain water quality by absorbing excess nutrients.

1x Microsorium pteropus

Microsorum pteropus, commonly known as Java Fern, is a popular and versatile aquatic plant in the aquarium hobby. Belonging to the family Polypodiaceae, it originates from Southeast Asia, where it typically grows attached to rocks, driftwood, or other surfaces in rivers and streams.

Java Fern is characterized by its distinctive leathery, dark green leaves that are deeply lobed and have a textured appearance. It is a hardy and undemanding plant, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists. This plant can thrive in a wide range of water conditions and lighting intensities, although it prefers moderate lighting and neutral to slightly acidic water parameters.

One of the unique features of Java Fern is its ability to grow in low-light environments where many other plants struggle. It propagates by developing daughter plants on its leaves or through rhizome division. Java Fern adds a natural and visually appealing touch to aquariums and is often used in aquascaping due to its adaptability and ease of maintenance.

1 x Vallisneria spiralis ‘Tortifolia’ (corkscrew)

Vallisneria spiralis ‘Tortifolia,’ commonly known as Corkscrew Vallisneria, is a unique and visually striking aquatic plant within the Vallisneria genus. Originating from Asia, particularly regions like India and Southeast Asia, it is a variant of Vallisneria spiralis.

What sets ‘Tortifolia’ apart is its distinctive corkscrew-like or twisted leaves. Unlike the straight leaves of the typical Vallisneria spiralis, the ‘Tortifolia’ variety showcases leaves that grow in a spiral or corkscrew pattern, adding an interesting aesthetic to aquariums.

This plant is typically used in freshwater aquariums, where it’s appreciated for its graceful appearance and ability to oxygenate the water while absorbing excess nutrients. It prefers moderate to high lighting conditions and thrives in a nutrient-rich substrate. Corkscrew Vallisneria is relatively easy to care for and can grow quite tall, making it an excellent background or midground plant in aquarium setups. It reproduces through runners, sending out new plantlets and spreading gradually in suitable aquatic environments.

1x Myriophyllum tuberculatum

Myriophyllum tuberculatum is an aquatic plant species belonging to the watermilfoil family, Haloragaceae. It is native to parts of Asia, including regions like India and Bangladesh. This plant is recognized for its delicate and finely textured appearance, featuring slender stems densely covered in small, narrow leaves arranged in whorls around the stem.

The leaves of Myriophyllum tuberculatum have a reddish to green coloration, depending on the light and nutrient conditions in its environment. In optimal conditions with sufficient lighting and nutrient-rich water, the plant can exhibit a vibrant reddish hue, enhancing its aesthetic appeal.

Commonly cultivated in freshwater aquariums, Myriophyllum tuberculatum serves multiple purposes, including providing shelter for small aquatic creatures, oxygenating the water, and assisting in maintaining water quality by absorbing nitrates and other pollutants. It requires moderate to high lighting and appreciates a nutrient-rich substrate to thrive. Additionally, it can be propagated by cuttings, making it a popular choice for aquarists seeking an attractive and beneficial aquatic plant for their tanks.

5 x Ceratophyllum demersum  x strands

Ceratophyllum demersum, commonly known as Hornwort, is a versatile and widely distributed aquatic plant found in various freshwater environments globally. Belonging to the Ceratophyllaceae family, it is known for its feathery, dark green foliage and lack of roots. Hornwort is a submerged, free-floating plant that can anchor itself or float in water with the help of its dense foliage.

Its branching stems are covered in whorls of finely divided, needle-like leaves that provide excellent cover and protection for small aquatic creatures like fish and invertebrates. Hornwort is highly adaptable and can thrive in various water conditions, making it a popular choice for aquariums, ponds, and naturalistic aquatic setups.

This plant is beneficial in aquariums as it oxygenates the water, absorbs excess nutrients, and helps control algae growth. It does not require a planted substrate and can be anchored or left floating. Hornwort is known for its rapid growth rate, making it an efficient nutrient competitor in aquatic environments. It’s easily propagated by snipping off stems and replanting, which contributes to its popularity among aquarists seeking a low-maintenance, functional aquatic plant.

10g x Vesicularia dubyana

Vesicularia dubyana, commonly known as Java Moss, is a versatile and widely used aquatic moss in the aquarium hobby. Originating from Southeast Asia, particularly from regions like Java (hence the name), it belongs to the Hypnaceae family.

This moss species is highly adaptable and is known for its hardiness and ease of care, making it a popular choice among aquarists, especially beginners. Java Moss features dense, branching, and fine-textured strands that form intricate, carpet-like mats when attached to surfaces such as rocks, driftwood, or substrates in aquariums.

Due to its versatile nature, Java Moss serves multiple purposes in aquariums, including providing cover and a safe environment for fry (baby fish) and small aquatic creatures. It also aids in water quality by absorbing nitrates and providing a surface for beneficial bacteria to colonize. Additionally, it can be used in aquascaping to create natural-looking landscapes or to create lush green backgrounds.

Java Moss is relatively undemanding in terms of lighting and water conditions, though it thrives in moderate to high lighting and benefits from occasional fertilization. It’s a prolific grower and can be easily propagated by trimming and reattaching cuttings, making it an excellent choice for aquarists looking to create lush, green accents in their tanks.

 

 

 

 

Weight1 lbs