10 Best Floating Aquarium Plants

Updated on: September 2021

Best Floating Aquarium Plants in 2021


G’z Aquarium Floating Plants Package #1, 12 Amazon Frogbit, 12 Dwarf Water Lettuce, 12 Water Spangles

G’z Aquarium Floating Plants Package #1, 12 Amazon Frogbit, 12 Dwarf Water Lettuce, 12 Water Spangles
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

G & Z Aquarium Floating Plants Package #2, 12 Amazon Frogbit, 12 Dwarf Water Lettuce, 12 Water Spangles, 12 Red Root Floater

G & Z Aquarium Floating Plants Package #2, 12 Amazon Frogbit, 12 Dwarf Water Lettuce, 12 Water Spangles, 12 Red Root Floater
BESTSELLER NO. 2 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 12 Amazon Frogbit, 12 Dwarf Water lettuce, 12 Water Spangles and 12 Red Root Floater
  • Freshwater floating plants, no substrate required, no CO2 required
  • A special light for aquatic plants is required for keeping plants indoor
  • 100% Alive On Arrival (AOA) Guarantee from G&Z, if there is any problem, just send us a message to receive a replacement

Penn Plax Fish Breeding Grass – Baby Hideout, Safe Hiding for Fry – Decorative Aquarium Grass

Penn Plax Fish Breeding Grass – Baby Hideout, Safe Hiding for Fry – Decorative Aquarium Grass
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Fish breeding grass is a necessary addition to your home aquarium when fish are breeding so babies can have a safe haven to hide out in.  Effective for both live bearers as well as egg layers.
  • Decorative aquarium grass measures 8" x 5" x 1 1/2".  It is the ideal size for almost any size home fish tank.
  • Providing a safe area for newly born fish is critical to their survival.  This grass is safe hiding for fry and contributes to the natural habitats of the aquarium.
  • Breeding grass can float at the water level or if you prefer it can be secured to the bottom of the tank by using gravel to weigh it down.
  • Easy to clean and washable, these plants will last a very long time.  You will love the way these foreground plants blend with the rest of your aquarium décor.

Marineland Bamboo 3 Feet, Décor For aquariums and Terrariums, Model:47431905481

Marineland Bamboo 3 Feet, Décor For aquariums and Terrariums, Model:47431905481
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • 3-FOOT BAMBOO: Realistic plant ideal for aquariums and terrariums.
  • VERSATILE: Can be anchored to aquarium bottom or float freely in water.
  • FISH HABITAT: Provides a place for fish to hide, reducing stress.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: After drying overnight, remove any algae deposits with soft-bristled brush.
  • EASY CUSTOMIZATION: Marineland plants come in many varieties, sizes and styles to let you create beautiful aquascape effects.

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

12 Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium Laevigatum), Live Aquarium/Aquatic Floating Plant by G&Z

12 Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium Laevigatum), Live Aquarium/Aquatic Floating Plant by G&Z
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • SHIPPING WILL BE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATURE IN YOUR AREA IS BELOW 35 OR ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • 100% ALIVE GUARANTEED (IF PURCHASED FROM G&Z, THE ONLY AUTHORIZED SELLER FOR THIS ITEM), PLEASE CONTACT US IF DEAD ON ARRIVAL OCCURS FOR FREE REPLACEMENT
  • Each order contains 12 plants (+3 leaves each), enough to cover a 4"x 4" surface
  • Freshwater Floating Plant, Substrate and CO2 Supplementation is not necessary
  • Excellent at removing unwanted and unhealthy inorganic nutrients,Excellent cover for fish fry and shrimps

6 Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus Fluitans), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/ Pond/Beginner Plant, Aquascaping,planted tank ... by G'z

6 Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus Fluitans), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/ Pond/Beginner Plant, Aquascaping,planted tank ... by G'z
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • PLEASE DO NOT BUY IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATRUE IN YOUR AREA IS ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • Each order contains 6 red root floater
  • Each plant should contain 5-10 leaves, see Picture #4 for reference
  • A special light for aquatic plants is required to grow water spangles indoor
  • This is a freshwater floating plant, no substrate required

Pond Oxygenating Hornwort Bunch Plants

Pond Oxygenating Hornwort Bunch Plants
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.
  • This natural pond plant improves water quality by oxygenating and removing excess nutrients from pond water. Helps neutralize algae. Please be mindful that aquatic plants will always carry a risk of snails so do not order if they are a concern
  • Can be untied and left to float or can be placed at the bottom of the pond with the attached lead strip. Small fish and invertebrates can hide in its foliage from predators
  • Resilient to cold weather and very easy to grow. Please keep in mind Hornwort plants DO NOT root. Instead, they absorb nutrients through its stems unlike most aquatic plants.
  • One bunch per square foot of pond area is recommended. Grown and shipped directly from our California Nursery. SHIPS ONLY THROUGH USPS. DO NOT EXPECT THEM TO BE DROPPED BY UPS AT THE DOOR. PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAILBOX.

Aquarium Plants Discounts Water Lettuce - Floating Live Pond Plants

Aquarium Plants Discounts Water Lettuce - Floating Live Pond Plants
BESTSELLER NO. 9 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 plant of about 3-5 inches in diameter. These water lettuce and mature and ready to reproduce.
  • They serve as natural biofilters to your pond, helping clear the water naturally. Controls algae by absorbing nutrients from the water
  • Please note this plant ships with trimmed roots as sometimes they tend to fall off during transit due to heat. In case roots fall off upon receiving them, just place them in your pond and give them couple of weeks so they can re-establish themselves. If you live in areas experiencing above 90 temperatures, please make sure these plants are retrieved as soon as possible as extreme heat could kill these plants while in a box. AL, FL, SC, TX, WI, LA
  • Grown pesticide free in our California nursery

Underwater Treasures Floating Moss with Roots - Large

Underwater Treasures Floating Moss with Roots - Large
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in China
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 4.26 Pounds

How to Make an Indoor Water Garden Complete with Aquatic Plants and Fish

Make this easy-care, indoor water garden in less than an hour.

All you need to make an indoor water garden is a clear glass container, aquarium gravel, charcoal and sand, an aquatic plant and fish of your choice. The directions I will give are designed to make a small, easy-care, tabletop water garden, but it can easily be adapted to suit a larger fish aquarium.

How To Make An Indoor Water Garden

Choose a large, clear glass container. Anything that will hold water and is large enough for an aquatic plant and fish will work fine.

To the desired level inside the glass container, mix equal parts of aquarium gravel and sand. The total height level of the gravel and sand should not be over 1/2 half the height of the glass container, with about 1/4 of the height looking the best.

Add a small handful of aquarium charcoal to the top of the gravel and sand mixture.

Add your aquatic plant choice to the container, nesting it into the gravel and sand mix, then add a light sprinkling of gravel to the top to prevent the aquarium charcoal from floating around in the indoor water garden. If you have chosen a floating aquatic plant, add the plant last.

Slowly add water to your indoor water garden container, but don't use water straight from the tap. Water straight from the tap contains chlorine and fluoride, both of which are harmful to aquatic plants and fish. If you use tap water, you will need to allow it to sit uncovered for 24 hours or add a few drops of water conditioner to the water prior to pouring it into your water garden container. You can use purified water straight from the water container to fill up your indoor water garden.

If you want to add a fish to your water garden, wait at least 3 days so the water will have time to reach room temperature and any debris will have settled to the bottom of the water garden.

Place your indoor water garden in a location that will receive 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight per day. Change the water weekly, topping off water level as needed and if you've added a fish, don't forget to feed the fish.

Aquatic plants are divided into two main groups, planted and floating. The planted types need a medium to grow roots in, the floating types don't. Some aquatic plants will also require feeding, check with your plant supplier for the specific needs of the aquatic plant you choose.

A small, tabletop indoor water garden looks best with only one aquatic plant in it. Good choices for the planted types are; horsetail, baby's tears or parrot feather. Good floating aquatic plants choices are water lettuce, water hyacinth, sweet flag or duckweed.

A floating aquatic plant with one small gold fish swimming around in your indoor water garden will provide living, visual impact indoors during those long, cold winter months ahead.

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