10 Best Low Light Aquarium Plants

Updated on: September 2021

Best Low Light Aquarium Plants in 2021


Java Fern Microsorum Bundle - 4 Species (Trident, Windelov, Narrow Leaf, Philippine) Easy Low Light Aquarium Plants - Snail Free Guaranteed

Java Fern Microsorum Bundle - 4 Species (Trident, Windelov, Narrow Leaf, Philippine) Easy Low Light Aquarium Plants - Snail Free Guaranteed
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Anubias Bundle - 4 Species (Barteri, Wrinkle Leave, Cogensis, Hastifolia) Easy Low Light Aquarium Plants - Snail Free Guaranteed

Anubias Bundle - 4 Species (Barteri, Wrinkle Leave, Cogensis, Hastifolia) Easy Low Light Aquarium Plants - Snail Free Guaranteed
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to 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.
  • Anubias can be tied to wood, rocks or planted in gravel. They tolerate low light and fish that normally eat plant won't bother these species
  • You get 4 grown Anubias plants, 1 of each species. Perfect for 5+ 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.
  • Easy live aquarium plant species for any freshwater aquarium

AquaLeaf Aquatics Low Light Plant Bundle - 6 Plant Species

AquaLeaf Aquatics Low Light Plant Bundle - 6 Plant Species
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 low light freshwater aquarium
  • 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

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. 4 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.

Staurogyne Repens Tissue Cultured - Foreground Aquarium Plant

Staurogyne Repens Tissue Cultured - Foreground Aquarium Plant
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.
  • You will get 1 portion of Staurogyne Repens as pictured. Staurogyne is a foreground plant for aquariums
  • Propagates easily on gravel and will form a green carpet
  • Make your aquarium stand out with this beautiful and hard to find plant
  • Perfect for any size aquarium

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

Java Fern Bare Root | Microsorum Pteropus - Low Light Freshwater Aquarium Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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

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. 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 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.

Mainam Anubias Lanceolata Rooted Rhizome Long Leaves Live Aquarium Plants Decorations

Mainam Anubias Lanceolata Rooted Rhizome Long Leaves Live Aquarium Plants Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANTS: ANUBIAS BARTERI VAR. Lanceolata 1 Rhizome Perfect for any aquarium tank.
  • Difficulty - Easy ready to grow! | Light - Low | 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.
  • Safe for your aquarium pets. Creating natural perspective.

Potted Tall Hairgrass by AquaLeaf Aquatics - Easy Aquatic Live Plant

Potted Tall Hairgrass by AquaLeaf Aquatics - Easy Aquatic Live Plant
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 are buying 1 potted plant. The leaves are approx. 15" to 18" tall at time of shipping. An easy aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium
  • Make your fish tank look natural and beautiful. Perfect for taller aquariums of any size as background plants
  • Grown organically in the US without chemicals or pesticides. Safe for aquarium fish and invertebrates.
  • Create a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates

WOTERZI LED Aquarium Light Clip On Fish Tank Lighting Fit for 12-18 Inch Fish Tank & Aquarium White and Blue LEDs, 7W

WOTERZI LED Aquarium Light Clip On Fish Tank Lighting Fit for 12-18 Inch Fish Tank & Aquarium White and Blue LEDs, 7W
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 【SIZE】Recommended for aquarium tank from 12 inches to 18 inches. The max tank wall thickness it can fits is up to 0.98 inch(or 2.5cm).
  • 【TWO LIGHTING MODES】Switch I : Only 3 blue lights on for nightlight. Switch II : 15 white and 3 blue all on for daylight.
  • 【GOOD PERFORMANCE】High quality, Super bright, energy efficient and long-lasting LED lights. Ultra-thin aluminium alloy shell ensures excellent heat dissipation.
  • 【EASY INSTALLATION】Easy to install over the aquarium glass with the included screws, fit for fish tank with no lid, with no drilling or cutting, no pressure on the fish tank.
  • 【ADJUSTABLE NECK】With a flexible neck, the aquarium light can be easily bent to any angle and position as you want. The recommended lighting time is 8-10 hours per day.

Aquatic Plants Allowed in Florida

Plants bring depth, dimension and color to a water feature, but be careful what plants you use or you could have big trouble.

Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) is also known as Egyptian papyrus and bulrushes (biblical). Papyrus is one of the most famous plants of the bible. It was also made into paper by the Ancient Egyptians by soaking strips of the white pith found in the inside of the stems in water and pounding them together. The plant has short leaves that grow around the lower part of the stem. The plant itself grows up to 10 feet tall and can spread far and wide. Feathery clusters grow in flat, round clusters at the top of stems. Papyrus grows in shallow water or a soil that is very wet and likes full sun or partial shade. Papyrus is hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11.

Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale) is also known as scouring rush. The plant is an evergreen that grows up to 3 feet tall with tiny leaves growing around the stem. It does not produce flowers or seeds, but rather reproduces by spores.
Horsetail is found growing on the shores of pons and swamps. Plant in full or filtered sun and a wet soil. The plant is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 11.

Swamp mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) is also known as swamp hibiscus and swamp rose mallow. The plant is a shrub that grows up to 7 feet tall that dies back to the ground in the winter and re-appears in the spring. Velvety leaves grow from 2 to 3 inches wide and 6 to 8 inches long. White or pink flowers with crimson red centers grow up to 6 inches across. The plant needs a moist, fertilized soil and a good mulch and performs at its best in full sun. Swamp mallow is hardy in zones 5 to 10.

American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) is also known as yellow lotus and water-chinquapin. The plant sends roots down into the pond or stream mud to a depth of 8 feet. Leaves blue green on the top and pale underneath grow to a minimum of 2 feet in diameter. In high water, the leaves will float on the top. In shallow water, they stand up above the water. Pale yellow flowers 10 inches in diameter rise above the leaves on long, stiff flower stalks.
The flowers give way to flat-topped seed pods that are a favorite addition to dried flower arrangements. Plant right in the water feature and give the plant full sun . American lotus the plant is hardy in zones 4 through 11.

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