10 Best Freshwater Aquarium Plants

Updated on: September 2021

Best Freshwater Aquarium Plants 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

CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Complete substrate for freshwater planted aquariums
  • Contains major and minor trace elements to nourish aquarium plants
  • Substrate encourages healthy plant root growth

SunGrow Aquarium Temple Plant Seeds, 2 Ounce, Improves Water Color and Quality, Easy to Grow with Minimal Maintenance, Vibrant Green Tropical Hygrophila Plant for Freshwater Fish Tanks, 1 Pack

SunGrow Aquarium Temple Plant Seeds, 2 Ounce, Improves Water Color and Quality, Easy to Grow with Minimal Maintenance, Vibrant Green Tropical Hygrophila Plant for Freshwater Fish Tanks, 1 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • ✔ BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHTLY COLORED AQUATIC PLANT --- Native to South-East Asia, the vibrant green giant hygrophila is commonly used in aquascaping for many reasons besides its natural beauty. The reasonable hardiness and stem reaching to 1.5-3 inches wide and 10-15 inches high make this live aquarium tropical plant perfect for freshwater aquariums especially large tanks.
  • ✔ IMPROVES WATER COLOR AND QUALITY --- All plants have the ability to convert carbon dioxide into much needed oxygen that fish and aquatic life require in order to survive. Plants also absorb CO2 and nitrates produced by fish waste creating a natural ecosystem and healthy habitat for your fish. The best thing about hygrophila is that it grows fast and helps keep aquarium water clean by removing nitrates, making it an ideal choice for the new aquarists.
  • ✔ EXCITING, INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR AQUATIC PETS --- This undemanding and extremely attractive giant hygrophila covers a large surface in just a short span of time creating a stunning, dynamic underwater environment. It is completely safe for betta, shrimp, mollies, guppies and other freshwater fish to play in.
  • ✔ EASY TO GROW WITH MINIMAL MAINTENANCE --- Once you receive your seeds, simply spread the seeds into the moist soil along the bottom of your freshwater aquarium. The plant requires moderate sunlight and thrives in 74°- 82°F water temperature having an alkalinity of 3 to 8 dKH and a pH of 6.5-7.5. Since this carpet plant grows quickly, it is recommended to trim it regularly and give it a high amount of sunlight to thrive.
  • ✔ NATURALLY SPREADS ACROSS YOUR TANK --- When they are young, they look like the most popular carpeting plants, and when they completely grow, they form dense, lush stem plants over the floor of your tank. The regular trimming will keep these plants flat onto the ground creating a lush and gorgeous aquascape for you and your visitors. To promote even quicker growth, simply remove a few leaves from the bottom 1" to 2" of the stem, and new root growth will form from the last node on the stem.

6 Marimo Moss Ball Variety Pack - 4 Different Sizes of Premium Quality Marimo from Giant 2.25 Inch to Small 1 Inch - World's Easiest Live Aquarium Plant - Sustainably Harvested and All-Natural

6 Marimo Moss Ball Variety Pack - 4 Different Sizes of Premium Quality Marimo from Giant 2.25 Inch to Small 1 Inch - World's Easiest Live Aquarium Plant - Sustainably Harvested and All-Natural
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • STRAIGHT FROM US TO YOU: Other sellers often attempt to sell marimo through fulfillment services that keep your plants in a dark, dry box for 2-5 weeks. If it says "Sold by *** and Fulfilled by ***" under the price, that means the plants are being shipped from a fulfillment center instead of directly from the seller. All the extra time in transit all but guarantees the plants will die in the months following delivery, and is actually illegal since fulfillment services don't have nursery licenses.
  • HIGHEST RATED MARIMO ON AMAZON: Unlike other Marimo, our moss balls go through a 3-step quality control process where we quarantine and treat the Marimo to eradicate potential pests and parasites, carefully grade each Marimo to remove low quality specimens, and then each moss ball is gently hand washed to remove most sand and silt. This ensures our Marimo are free of all the common contaminants and pests included with most Marimo on the market. Our Marimo are sustainably harvested in Europe and are 100% natural with no dye, pesticides, or other contaminants.
  • THE EASIEST LIVE AQUARIUM PLANT: Marimo Moss Balls are without a doubt the easiest live aquarium plant; they require no special aquarium light, CO2 system, or aquarium plant fertilizer. Marimo also remove nitrogen and phosphate from the aquarium, increasing water quality and removing algae by competing with algae for nutrients. Marimo can be kept in nearly any freshwater aquarium that has a temperature of 78f or less. They are particularly useful in shrimp and snail tanks, as the shrimp and snails love grazing on them for biolfilm.
  • BEAUTIFUL AQUARIUM DECORATION: With their deep green color, spherical shape, and easy level of care, Marimo are the perfect live aquarium decoration. Their unique appearance makes them a centerpiece aquarium ornament in any small aquarium, and a wonderful addition to aquarium driftwood, aquarium rocks, and other natural decor of a large aquarium. Marimo are also widely popular for use in terarriums, jars, vases, and other containers. Marimo are a unique wedding gift idea, and they are traditionally given as gifts in Japan to signify love and commitment to a partner.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: We are so sure that you'll be impressed by the quality and value of our Marimo pack that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with your moss balls for any reason whatsoever, we offer a no questions asked refund policy. Simply return your Marimo through Amazon for a full refund, and you won't even be charged for shipping.

Florida 10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Bundle

Florida 10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Bundle
BESTSELLER NO. 5 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

Pond Oxygenating Hornwort Bunch Plants

Pond Oxygenating Hornwort Bunch Plants
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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.

10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Package - Anacharis, Swords, Vallisneria and More!

10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Package - Anacharis, Swords, Vallisneria and More!
BESTSELLER NO. 7 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. Each of our plant bunches have several stems.
  • 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
  • If you are in California or a state where Anacharis are not allowed to be imported, look for our "California Bundle" by Aquarium Plants Discounts

Java Fern Bare Root | Microsorum Pteropus - Low Light Freshwater Aquarium Plant

Java Fern Bare Root | Microsorum Pteropus - Low Light Freshwater Aquarium Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • You get 1 young Java Fern bare root of approximately 4-6" in height.
  • This Java Fern s a great and easy way to attaching Java fern to driftwood, rocks, etc
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Make your fish tank look natural and beautiful. Perfect for aquariums of any size
  • IMPORTANT - If your region is freezing, do not order as they are live plants and will likely arrive frozen and unusable

Mainam Echinodorus Parviflorus Rosette Amazon Sword Live Aquarium Plant Rooted Bundle for Freshwater Aquatic Tank Decorations

Mainam Echinodorus Parviflorus Rosette Amazon Sword Live Aquarium Plant Rooted Bundle for Freshwater Aquatic Tank Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Live Aquarium Plants : Rosette Amazon Sword 1 bundle. (3"-7" length)
  • Difficulty - Medium | Light - Medium | Growth - Medium.
  • 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.

Bacopa Monnieri Moneywort Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants 8 Stems with Roots

Bacopa Monnieri Moneywort Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants 8 Stems with Roots
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Freshwater Plant: Cryptocoryne

People purchase freshwater plants for a number of reasons.

The Cryptocornye plant is very hard to say but it's very easy to care for and take care of. You will need to purchase some type of fertilizer that you can add to the water and substrate to provide your plants with an extra form of food. You will also need to make sure that you have a good freshwater light. You can take your current bulb to the pet store and switch it for a higher wattage bulb. These bulbs can be purchased at any local pet store in your area. You can also measure the bulb and write down the numbers to make sure that you are not purchasing the bulb that you already have. The better the light the better chance you will keep the Cryptocornye plant alive.

You will need to place this plant in an aquarium that is at least twelve inches high. Your average 55 gallon aquarium is this deep. You can also purchase fish tanks which are deep instead of long. Some of the plants you can purchase will be able to hang out of the water but some of them you will need to trim. If any leaves are hanging out of the water and see them starting to decay you will want to remove them from your fish tank before they start to put a damper on the quality of your water. Never leave the leaves in your tank to rot or decay.

You will want to put your light on a timer to make sure that it doesn't heat up your water. With excess heat comes algae and you don't want your new plants to be covered in algae if you are purchasing them for their color. You will also want to remove the plants from the water before you medicate your fish because these medications will often times kill all of your fish. You can't remove the fish and medicate them in a different tank because the problem is in the water. You can also purchase a medication which is safe for plants. The Cryptocornye plant is very easy to keep alive as long as you have a good light, hooked up to a timer and you add fertilizer to the soil.

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