10 Best Live Aquarium Plants For Guppies

Updated on: June 2021

Best Live Aquarium Plants For Guppies in 2021


Zafina 3 Pack Aquarium Plant Seeds, Easy to Grow Aquatic Plant Seeds, Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Seeds - Creates a Natural Ecosystem for Your Fish

Zafina 3 Pack Aquarium Plant Seeds, Easy to Grow Aquatic Plant Seeds, Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Seeds - Creates a Natural Ecosystem for Your Fish
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

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. 2 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.

API Leaf Zone Freshwater Aquarium Plant Fertilizer 18 oz Bottle

API Leaf Zone Freshwater Aquarium Plant Fertilizer 18 oz Bottle
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Aquarium plant food
  • Promotes healthy aquarium plants
  • For freshwater tanks
  • Item Package weight : 1.25 pounds

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. 4 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.

Najas Guppy Grass - Najas Guadalupensis Live Aquarium Freshwater Plants

Najas Guppy Grass - Najas Guadalupensis Live Aquarium Freshwater Plants
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • 6 Clipped Healthy Guppy Grass Live Plants
  • Easy to care for Aquarium plants.
  • 4'' - 6'' in length.
  • Great plant for fry & Shrimps to hide in and stay safe from other predatory fish.

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.

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. 7 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.

Fresh Water Aquarium Live Plants Dwarf Baby tears Seeds Foreground or Carpeting in Planted Fish Tank. Safe for Shrimps, Betta, Goldfish, and Guppies.

Fresh Water Aquarium Live Plants Dwarf Baby tears Seeds Foreground or Carpeting in Planted Fish Tank. Safe for Shrimps, Betta, Goldfish, and Guppies.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Dwarf Baby Tears plant dresses your aquarium ground with an elegant close lush green leaf cluster.
  • Having live plants in your aquarium will help to produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide and ammonia that fish generate.
  • Healthy live plant will help to balance the ecosystem in your aquarium
  • Easy to maintain and will germinate from 7 to 15 days. Spread seed on substrate and keep it moist.
  • For best result sufficient lighting and trimming to keep the leaf small and low to the ground.

Micranthemum Monte Carlo New Large Pearl Grass Live Aquatic Plant in Tissue Culture Cup for Aquarium Freshwater Fish Tank by Greenpro

Micranthemum Monte Carlo New Large Pearl Grass Live Aquatic Plant in Tissue Culture Cup for Aquarium Freshwater Fish Tank by Greenpro
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • LIVE AQUATIC PLANT : Micranthemum Monte Carlo, alternative to Dwarf Baby Tears with brighter and bigger leaves. Become popular among aquarist.
  • CREATE FAST GROWING CARPET : Adding light and CO2 will help them developing your foreground and become compact.
  • 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.

Micro Sword Aquarium Live Plant - Easy Foreground Carpet Plant

Micro Sword Aquarium Live Plant - Easy Foreground Carpet Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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 one Micro Sword Plant clump of about 1 to 2 inches wide, grass length of 2 to 3 inches tall. An easy aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Very low maintenance and fast growing plant; great for beginners and experienced aquarium hobbyists
  • Does not need special or high intensity lighting; can be kept in any freshwater aquarium

Five Aquatic Plants for Water Features in the North

This author and gardener offers firsthand experience with aquatic plants for water features in the North.

Five Aquatic Plants to Consider for Water Features in the North

Pickerel Rush. Pickerel rush (see photo attached) is a perennial hardy bog water plant (emergent/marginal category) that has bluish purple colored spiked blooms. Its stems can grow up to two to three feet tall. Its roots need to be submerged in two to twelve inches of water. Our flowers start to bloom in early summer until fall arrives. They need plenty of sun but do grow in partially shaded areas. Pickerel rush can be used in water gardens by planting the flowers in mesh plastic pots, also known as planting baskets, and submerging the pots in water.

Water Lily. Water lilies (see photo attached) are fragrant aquatic perennial flowering herbs (emergent category) that are native to the eastern half of North America. Their beautiful flowers bloom from June to September. The blooms actually open each morning and close in the late afternoon for approximately five days in a row. Water lilies reproduce from seeds and the spread of rhizomes. Our lilies are in mesh baskets and are roughly fifteen inches in diameter and ten inches deep. The water lilies we have are growing in water that is about eighteen inches over the basket.

Duckweed. Duckweed (floater category) can produce flowers that are often referred to as "The Smallest Flowers in the World". The plants are stem-less and bear seeds that grow in quiet waters. Duckweed plants are green and grow in blanket-like groups. Duckweed can be found throughout the world with the exception of harshly cold regions. The plants are used for shelter by pond water species. They also provide food for waterfowl.

Anacharis. Anacharis aquatic plants (submerged category)) do not need much care once "planted" under water. These plants aid in pond health by producing oxygen for fish. They also help fight excessive algae growth and offer cover for your pond fish. We have found that is best to use one bunched anacharis plant per two to three foot square inch area in our ponds.

Cattail. Cattails are native North American aquatic unisexual plants (marginal category) that can often be found in abundance around the borders of water bodies. They provide homes and nourishment for birds, insects, and amphibians. Humans have been known to enjoy them as food, too. Their large furs like heads often resemble cat tails in the literal sense! These marginal perennial plants grow in mud and can reach over nine feet tall. Cattails grow in dense strands and generate from rhizomes. Their root systems help prevent erosion from occurring. Having them as a part of your backyard water garden landscape can be both visually and environmentally beneficial. They work best as border plants around your pond. Cattails bloom in spring and summer.

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Personal experience of the author and gardener: Christine Bruness.

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