Hydrocotyle tripartita is best planted as a carpeting plant as it hugs the foreground and sends out runners on a daily basis. If the lighting in the tank is low, the plant could end up stretching up the tank walls; this will only happen with consistent low light conditions. Medium to high light conditions will result in lush growth. While some sources recommend compressing the plant to promote carpeting, this isn’t necessary, especially if a mat is placed in the tank where the plant is established. When new growth is starting to get out of control, pruning when necessary will ensure healthy and controllable growth. Injecting C02 will result in faster and more manageable growth.
Rotala Rotundifolia is an easy plants to grow because they are adaptable to a wide range of water conditions and lighting environments. It is popular amongst aquascapers because it is easy to propagate and has vibrant coloration. In fact, you will want to make sure that you are keeping an eye on your Rotala Rotundifolia and trimming it down to the desired length and shape as it can grow too much and overtake the aquarium once it is well established.
Even though Red Root Floater is a beautiful low maintenance plant, it still has some specific requirements, especially while it is growing and establishing itself in a new environment. First, Red Root Floaters require a good amount of light to thrive. The proper growing light must be regulated based on the type of water. Soft water environment requires less light, and hard water needs more light
Ludwigia arcuata is an easy plant to care for and requires moderate to high lighting requirements, basic fertilization, and can crow emersed or submersed. It is a good plant for a beginner who is just starting their aquarium and doesn’t want any plants that significant specialized care.
The ludwigia arcuata will thrive under moderate to high lighting, though it will grow redder with higher light. It grows in temperatures between 20-28°C/68-82°F and a pH level of 5.5-8. These are both standard levels for most aquariums, so just keep an eye out that your aquarium stays within these levels.
Water Wisteria (hygrophila difformis) is notorious for being an easy plant. It simply asks for a few basic things, regular pruning is the most critical requirement, and thankfully, this plant is gracious when it comes to lighting requirements and can grow in an array of settings. While it is best to provide medium to high lighting to ensure healthy and lush growth, it can survive with only a few hours of artificial LED light or natural light a day. When looking for the best type of substrate, Substrates that contain large grains aren’t an optimal choice when planting water wisteria.
Ludwigia ovalis is a versatile plant that is easy to take care of. It requires medium light conditions, prefers stable environments, and do not require CO2 injections. While CO2 is not required to grow ludwigia ovalis, it can help it grow faster and more robust. It can help bring out bright coloration as well.
Guppy grass (Najas Guadalupensis) is native to North America, guppy grass is a tall plant that grows fully submerged in freshwater, with long stalks and thin leaves extending from each branch.
It’s found in many places, including streams, ditches, ponds, and even waterways. It’s fast growth rate and aggressive expansion earns it an invasive species status in some countries.
Blyxa Japonica, also known as Japanese Bamboo Plant, is an aquatic plant that grows naturally in shallow pools of fresh water. They are commonly found in Japan, and it has a grass-like appearance with attractive long blades. Since it helps add dimension when planted in a tank, they are popular for use in aquascaping.
Crinum calamistratum, also known as the African Onion Plant, is native to Africa. It is specifically found in the west and central areas of Africa, especially in Cameroon. It is a geophyte that has underground perennial organs that allow it to survive rough seasons. Crinum calamistratum is usually found in freshwater as well as brackish waters where it is fully submerged under water.