10 Best Aquarium Plants For Beginners

Updated on: September 2021

Best Aquarium Plants For Beginners in 2021


Mainam 30+ Stems Package Starter Beginner Set Live Aquarium Plants Java Moss, Micro Sword, Rosette Amazon Sword, Anubias, Java Fern and More

Mainam 30+ Stems Package Starter Beginner Set Live Aquarium Plants Java Moss, Micro Sword, Rosette Amazon Sword, Anubias, Java Fern and More
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Seachem Plant Pack Fundementals (Box of 3 different 100ml Items)

Seachem Plant Pack Fundementals (Box of 3 different 100ml Items)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Excellent for beginners
  • Everything needed for aquatic gardening in one box
  • Can use with CO2

Florida 10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Bundle

Florida 10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Bundle
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • Easy live aquarium plant species for any freshwater aquarium. You get 10 grown plant bunches, 1 of each species of ranging from 6 to 12 inches in height with the exception of the Lobelia Cardinalis which is about 3". Plants are grown in the US and subject to US standards for aquatic plants. Each of our plant bunches have several stems. Please note that some plants will take several weeks to transition to its aquatic form as some are grown emersed
  • Perfect for 10+ gallons aquariums. Create a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Create a natural biological filter in your tank by having plants absorb nitrates from waste

1 Hornwort Bunch - 5+ Stems | Ceratophyllum Demersum - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant

1 Hornwort Bunch - 5+ Stems | Ceratophyllum Demersum - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • Easy live aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium. This species of hornwort (Ceratophyllum Demersum) is specifically for aquariums. Aquarium Plants Discounts grows and ships this plant, other sellers are selling pond hornwort which is a different color and texture.
  • Create a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates. Perfect for 5+ gallons aquariums
  • Grown and shipped from our California nursery. Please note that if you are in California, you can only buy from sellers within the state not out of state due to CA Dept of Agriculture regulations.

24 Water Spangles (Salvinia Minima), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/Pond/Beginner Plant by G&Z

24 Water Spangles (Salvinia Minima), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/Pond/Beginner Plant by G&Z
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • PLEASE DO NOT BUY IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATRUE IN YOUR AREA IS BELOW 35 OR ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • Each order contains 24 water spangles, each plant should contain 4-6 leaves, see Picture #3 for reference
  • A special light for aquatic plants is required for indoor aquarium, no substrate required for this plant
  • Strong water movement in aquarium should be avoided for this plant
  • 100% Alive On Arrival (AOA) Guarantee from G&Z, if there is any problem (EVEN AFTER A FEW DAYS), just send us a message to receive a replacement

Mainam Pogostemon Octopus Potted Beginner Freshwater Live Aquarium Aquatic Plants Decorations for Fish Tank Aquascape

Mainam Pogostemon Octopus Potted Beginner Freshwater Live Aquarium Aquatic Plants Decorations for Fish Tank Aquascape
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANTS: Pogostemon Octopus 1 Potted, Perfect for any aquarium tank.
  • Difficulty - Easy | Light - Medium | Usage l Midground, Background
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED : In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stock.
  • Safe for your aquarium pets. Creating natural perspective.

Mainam (3-Cup) Anubias Barteri 2" Tissue Culture Freshwater Hardy Easy for Beginner Live Aquarium Plant

Mainam (3-Cup) Anubias Barteri 2
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • TISSUE CULTURE PLANT: Anubias Barteri in vitro (3 Cup). Perfect for betta, shrimp and planted aquarium tank.
  • Difficulty - Easy ready to grow! | Light - Low to Moderate | Growth - Slow.
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED : In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stock.
  • 100% Safe for your aquarium pets. Creating natural perspective. Pest snail and disease free.

Red Flame Sword - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant

Red Flame Sword - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • You get 1 young Red Flame Sword. An easy live aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium. PLEASE NOTE THE RED LEAVES WILL START COMING OUT ONCE ACCLIMATED TO YOUR AQUARIUM. THE PLANT LOOKS GREENER LIKE THE ONE ON PICTURE #2 WHEN SHIPPED.
  • Make your fish tank look natural and beautiful. Perfect for mid-size and large aquarium
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Aquarium Plants Discounts Red Flame Sword Plant Guide included

Greenpro Dwarf Hairgrass Live Aquarium Plants Tissue Culture Cup Freshwater Fish Tank Decorations

Greenpro Dwarf Hairgrass Live Aquarium Plants Tissue Culture Cup Freshwater Fish Tank Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANT : Dwarf hair grass, great carpet plants.
  • EASY AND LOW MAINTENANCE REQUIRED : NO need any special maintenance, Perfect for any size of aquarium tank.
  • TISSUE CULTURE : also known as vitro plants. With high quality technology facilities and lastest tissue culture laboratory, TC cup from Greenpro grown with sterile process with special gel to ensure to be free from algae, disease, pest and snail.
  • BEST QUALITY : With our experience, every plants from Greenpro will be professionally inspected, packed and organized with suitable boxes for all weather conditions to make sure that will retain the freshness and healthiness to our customer hands.
  • RINSE! CUT! PLANT! : RINSE them under water and wash out any gel. CUT, divide into small portions. PLANT, ready to grow onto substrate, driftwood, rock etc.

Greenpro (Anubias Nana 10+ Leaf Rooted) Anubias, Java Fern, Moss and More! Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants on Driftwood for Aquatic Tropical Fish Tank Decorations - Easy for Beginner

Greenpro (Anubias Nana 10+ Leaf Rooted) Anubias, Java Fern, Moss and More! Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants on Driftwood for Aquatic Tropical Fish Tank Decorations - Easy for Beginner
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANTS : We sourced very exotic and rare specie (Java fern, java moss, anubias etc.) which already tied on driftwood. Easy to drop into your aquarium tank no hassle to tie up the plant.
  • SOURCE OF FOOD : Natural driftwood can provides nutrients like lignin, cellulose and tannins which improve disgestion for fish.
  • CREATE NATURAL LOOKING : Adding driftwood can enhance environment of your tank. Your aquarium pets need a hiding place and feel safe at home
  • BEST QUALITY | With our experience, every plants from Greenpro will be professionally inspected, packed and organized with suitable boxes for all weather conditions to make sure that will retain the freshness and healthiness to our customer hands.
  • HIGH TECHNOLOGY : Our plants grown by using the latest technology and facility with digital controlled nursery to ensure that our plants are diseases pest snail and algae free.

Low Growing Aquarium Plants: My Top Five

Designing your home aquarium is a lot like designing a garden. Since the fish tank will be looked at from the front, positioning aquatic plants correctly provides the best view.

Low Growing Aquarium Plant - Dwarf Japanese Rush

Dwarf Japanese Rush, or Acorus gramineous pusillus, is an aquarium plant that originates in eastern Asia. This low growing plant reaches only four inches, ten centimeters, tall, making it an ideal foreground plant in your tank. It is slow growing and does well in cold water aquariums. Resembling broad-bladed grass, it offers a place for smaller fish and fry to hide.

Low Growing Aquarium Plant - Dwarf Amazon Swordplant

Dwarf Amazon Swordplant is a variety of this popular aquarium plant that only grows up to eight inches, twenty centimeters, tall. It is a slow grower, so purchasing a young plant ensures an attractive foreground plant for quite a while. Like other sword plants, this one has broad leaves. It sends out runners to make young plants.

Low Growing Aquarium Plant - Hairgrass

Hairgrass, or Needlegrass, is another aquarium plant that does well in the front of the fish tank. Growing up to eight inches, twenty centimenters, tall, it has very narrow hair-like leaves. When this plant reaches maturity, is has small, dark bud clusters. This aquatic plant requires high lighting.

Low Growing Aquarium Plant - Java Moss

One of the most popular aquarium plants, Java Moss, Vesicularia dubyana, has many branches stems with tiny leaves on them. This plant will cling to rocks, driftwood, and fish tank decorations. It requires good light and protection from algae.

These low growing aquarium plants are ideal for the front section of your fish tank. To recreate a more natural ecosystem for your fresh water fish, including live plants is a must. By using shorter plants in the front of the aquarium, your view will not be compromised. Low growing aquarium plants provide safety for fry, small fish, and small aquatic invertebrates you might have in your fish tank. Choosing the right low growing fish tank plants is a must for a happy, healthy ecosystem.

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