coldwater aquarium plants

6 easy coldwater aquarium plants

When it comes to unheated or coldwater aquariums, most aquarists only think of goldfish setups. However, there are actually many options for low-tech tanks that don’t even require a heater. Popular dwarf shrimp like cherry shrimp can actually be kept in unheated aquariums, and the same goes for some popular fish species like White Cloud Mountain … Read more

bucephalandra

Growing Bucephalandra | Bucephalandra care & info

There are few plants that captivate aquarists like Bucephalandra seems to. This slow grower is available in many different types, each with its own leaf shape, size, and color. All species look great in an aquarium, require similar care, and can be grown by anyone with knowledge of their requirements (and a bit of patience). … Read more

hydrocotyle leucocephala

Growing Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian pennywort)

Hydrocotyle leucocephala, also known as Brazilian pennywort, is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the hobby. That’s no coincidence: this plant is cheap, grows like a weed and adds a great pop of green to your tank. Its easy care makes it a great choice for beginners. Keep reading for everything you need … Read more

echinodorus bleheri

Growing Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri)

Amazon sword is a common name for multiple plant species in the Echinodorus genus, like Echinodorus bleheri and Echinodorus amazonicus. These lush, green rosette plants are among the most popular aquarium plants because they are very easy to grow, even for beginners. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Amazon sword care and … Read more

glass aquarium plant pot review

Review: Glass aquarium plant cup!

What’s an aquarium plant cup? As you can see in the photo above, an aquarium plant cup is exactly what the name suggests. These little planters have suction cups that allow you to place them anywhere in the aquarium. That means they’re a great option if you don’t want to limit the green to the … Read more

java fern

Tying aquatic plants to wood or rock

Most aquatic plants should be planted with their roots in the substrate just like regular plants – however, there are a few exceptions. Some of the most popular aquarium plants, like Java fern and Anubias varieties, should actually be tied to rock or driftwood. When planted in the substrate, they will grow very slowly or … Read more

hydrocotyle verticillata

Growing Hydrocotyle verticillata (whorled pennywort)

Hydrocotyle verticillata is a member of the pennywort family that’s appreciated by planted aquarium lovers for its interesting shape and growth pattern. Unlike most other Hydrocotyle varieties, Hydrocotyle verticillata is a creeping plant that should stay relatively low when provided with enough light, making it almost resemble a field of clovers or mushrooms in the … Read more