10 Best Low Light Plants Aquarium

Updated on: June 2021

Best Low Light Plants Aquarium in 2021


AquaLeaf Aquatics Low Light Plant Bundle - 6 Plant Species

AquaLeaf Aquatics Low Light Plant Bundle - 6 Plant Species
BESTSELLER NO. 1 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. 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.
  • Java Fern 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 dense Java Fern plants, 1 of each species. 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.
  • Easy live aquarium plant species for any freshwater aquarium

NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Plants, 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts

NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Plants, 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Stylish and modern look with low profile aluminum design
  • The full-spectrum array combines white, blue, red and green LEDs to be brighter than the ClassicLED
  • Adjustable fixture legs fit both rimless and framed aquariums
  • Ideal for freshwater or saltwater fish and low-medium light level plants
  • This product is recommended for use over glass or acrylic canopy-covered aquariums

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

Java Fern Bare Root | Microsorum Pteropus - Low Light Freshwater Aquarium Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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

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. 5 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

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. 6 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.

Java Fern in 2" Pot | Microsorum Pteropus - Low Light Freshwater Aquarium Plant

Java Fern in 2
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • This Java Fern mat is a great and easy way to attaching Java fern to driftwood, rocks, etc
  • Make your fish tank look natural and beautiful
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Perfect for aquariums of any size

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. 8 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.

Hygger 9W Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank (12-18 inch)

Hygger 9W Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank (12-18 inch)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • 🐠【Ultra Bright Led Light】this aquarium led light is DC12V/9W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.Suggest for fish tank 12 inch to 18 inch in width, support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater aquarium, not for saltwater use
  • 🐠【Adjustable Brackets】the fish tank light comes with 2 metal and 2 plastic mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks, with cover or no, with rims or rimless
  • 🐠【3 Light Color Modes】this aquarium light has 3 light modes: White LEDS, Blue+white+red LEDS, Red+ blue LEDS, it's very easy to shift the color by press the second button for 1 to 3 times on the controller. Color changes will make your one aquarium change to 3 different wonderful views
  • 🐠【Brightness & Timing】 you can adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10% according to your prefer or the light needs of the plants, 5 levels of brightness in total. Besides, on the external controller, you can set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours by pressing the third button for 1 to 3 times
  • 🐠【Durable Aquarium Light】low profile mounting bracket fish tank light, with aluminum alloy metal shell,has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting

NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 30 to 36 Inch, 18 Watts

NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 30 to 36 Inch, 18 Watts
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Super bright, energy efficient and long lasting LEDs to produce amazing shimmer to your aquarium
  • Adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 30 inches to 36 inches
  • Light Fixture: 28.5 in L x 4 in W, Hood w/ Brackets Extend: 36 in L x 4 in W
  • Two lighting modes: White & Blue LEDs for daylight and Blue LEDs for nightlight
  • This product is recommended for use over panel or glass-covered aquariums

Low Light Plants: Plants that Love the Dark

Having a low light plant into the dark areas of your room will provide a little beauty into that space. There are different types to choose from and each requires different care.

As experts say it, this plant is the toughest and the most highly adaptable house plants. This plant has a long slender and dark green leaves that grows from soil. It would reach to 75 cm in height and 15 cm wide. The aspidistra plant requires little maintenance because it only needs just small amount of light, water and humidity. Overall, this is a low maintenance plant that will give high quality of beauty.

In definition, low light plants are usually those plants that can survive by just artificial light or just merely candles. The aspidistra plant is very accessible, they can be found on a local garden center nursery. You can even order these plants online! Also, there are other plants that can survive low light and here they are:

Aglonema or known as the Chinese Evergreen. This plant has a dark green oval leaves with a caney base. This plant is highly capable of surviving low light and can also adapt with moderate lighting. This Chinese plant will also give fortune and luck to your surroundings.

Drachaena dremensis or the Fortune plants are a slender type of plant crested with decorative rosettes of strap-like foliage. They also have a slim leaf with some white stripes.

Holy Fern and the Boston fern will usually survive in low light for a few months but they require a spark of light once in a while. So it would be advisable to expose them on a sunny day once in a while to maintain their outmost beauty.

The Parlor Palm or the Neanthe Bella is a palm that is capable of surviving in low light conditions. They are the most highly adaptable plants in the family of palms.

Sanseviera or commonly known as the Mother in Law's Tongue, is capable of surviving in low light and has an appearance of a shiny, waxy, and erected leaves which is strapped in the center by a grey green center. If you have some dark areas in your home, then why not try these plants to brighten those spots. These are the plants that love the dark and will definitely survive the harsh conditions.

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