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ABC Bacopa Caroliniana
ABC Bacopa Caroliniana
ABC Bacopa Caroliniana
ABC Bacopa Caroliniana

ABC Bacopa Caroliniana

Regular price $16.00

1 in stock

QUICK NOTES:

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Stem

Size: 20 - 30 cm in height; 3 - 4 cm in width

Position and Usage: Midground to background placement

Growth rate: Slow to moderate

Lighting: 2/5 – 5/5

Water Conditions: 15 - 28° C

CO2: Not required

Propagation: Cuttings; runners

Common Names: giant red bacopa, lemon bacopa, water hyssop

Description


Bacopa caroliniana is a popular species among hobbyists that is perfect for beginners due to its undemanding nature. Native to the southeastern United States, this variety can be found growing both submersed and emersed in marshes. Although foliage is usually yellow-green in colour, intense lighting may prompt coppery or pink growth if phosphate is limited. Regular iron and micronutrient dosing will produce more vibrancy, and both macronutrient and CO2 supplementation will encourage faster growth as well as larger, thicker foliage. Leaves, when crushed, will give off a distinctive lemon-mint smell!

Taller than many of its relatives, B. caroliniana has long and solid stems that may grow up to 30 cm in height. This plant can be clustered as a vertical background feature in Dutch style tanks; if you are looking for a bushier effect, regular pruning will prompt thick, branching growth. Trim top or lateral shoots, which can be replanted to propagate. Runners can also be cut and replanted. The lower portions of B. caroliniana may degrade over time; should this occur, you may uproot it, remove the unhealthy portions, and replant.

ABC Bacopa Monnieri
ABC Bacopa Monnieri
ABC Bacopa Monnieri
ABC Bacopa Monnieri

ABC Bacopa Monnieri

Regular price $16.00

1 in stock

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Type: Stem

Size: Up to 30cm in height

Position and Usage: Midground to background

Growth rate: Moderate to fast

Lighting: 3/5 - 5/5

Water Conditions: 22 - 28°C, pH of 6.5 to 7.5

CO2: Recommended but not required

Propagation: Cuttings

Special Requirements: May benefit from nitrate supplementation (5 mg/L); and phosphate supplementation (0.25 - 0.5 mg/L)

Notes and curiousities: Used as a medicinal plant in the Ayurvedic medical tradition for cognitive enhancement 

Common Names: Money Wort, Indian Pennywort

Description


Bacopa monnieri is an undemanding, relatively fast-growing plant native to Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It is an especially popular aquatic variety and is known by several names including although not limited to ‘moneywort’, ‘water hyssop’, and ‘Brahmi’. It has both medicinal and ornamental properties.

Emersed plants will creep along the substrate while submersed plants will grow in vertical bunches. Stems are fleshy and sport green, oval leaves. With regular maintenance, you may cultivate B. monnieri into a shrub-like shape. Lateral shoots and pseudo-runners at the base of the plant can be trimmed and resultant cuttings used to propagate.

This plant will thrive when grown in relatively clean, clear, nutrient-rich water. CO2 supplementation, regular iron and micronutrient supplementation and bright lighting will promote robust growth. In insufficient lighting, lower portions of the plant may rot.

ABC Eriocaulon Hainan Island - Wet Habitat
ABC Eriocaulon Hainan Island - Wet Habitat
ABC Eriocaulon Hainan Island - Wet Habitat
ABC Eriocaulon Hainan Island - Wet Habitat

ABC Eriocaulon Hainan Island

Regular price $18.00 Sale price $16.00

1 in stock

QUICK NOTES:
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Type: Rosette
Size: 6 x 6cm typically; may grow up to 10 x 10cm
Native Range: China
Position and Usage: Foreground to midground
Growth Rate: Slow
Lighting: 4/5 – 5/5
Water conditions: Prefers softer water and temperatures of 20 - 28°C
CO2: Required
Propagation: Vegetative
Special requirements: Magnesium enrichment, CO2 injection, root tabs

Description


Although these plants are aquatic members of the pipewort family, Eriocaulon can be grown semi-immersed and are perfect for vivarium habitats. When submersed, they make an incredibly unique addition to the foreground of a tank. However, they are very demanding root feeders and tend to form surprisingly extensive root systems in fertile, soft, or fine sand-like planting media. They can be helped along by planting in nutrient-rich substrates or by planting a slow-release nutrient root tab beneath the plant. They need high lighting to establish and root properly, without which newly planted specimens may simply “melt away” while established specimens may cease to grow and atrophy at their core. Such decay can be reversed if consistent, high lighting is restored. No other plants should be allowed to grow over your Eriocaulon lest they block or filter light. Eriocaulon leaves are delicate and, without clean water and circulation, may become clogged by debris and algal growth. Magnesium enrichment will delay leaf die-off, although outer leaves will naturally yellow and die as they are replaced by new growth at the central core. This plant can be replicated by dividing the mother plant in half using a sharp razor blade to produce two daughter plants. However, as these plants are extremely delicate, this procedure is not without risk. Eriocaulon can also reproduce by producing flowering buds on stalks. We recommend clipping buds if they emerge, as the mother plant usually dies after reproduction.

Anubias Barteri Nana Bare Root Clump

Anubias Barteri Nana Bare Root Clump

Regular price $18.00 Sale price $16.00

Common name include Anubias Nana

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Anubias Barteri vs round Leaf Bare Root Clump

Anubias Barteri vs round Leaf Bare Root Clump

Regular price $18.00 Sale price $16.00

10 in stock

Common name include Anubias Nana

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Anubias sp. Gold Coin Bare Root Clump

Anubias sp. Gold Coin Bare Root Clump

Regular price $18.00 Sale price $13.00

2 in stock

Common name include Coin Leaf

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Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort Tropical) Root Clump

Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort Tropical) Root Clump

Regular price $14.00 Sale price $12.00

Common names include Hornwort Tropical

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Cryptocoryne lucens Roots Clump

Cryptocoryne lucens Roots Clump

Regular price $15.00 Sale price $12.00

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Cryptocoryne wendtii Roots Clump

Cryptocoryne wendtii Roots Clump

Regular price $16.00 Sale price $12.00

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Java Fern Bare Root Clump
Java Fern Bare Root Clump
Java Fern Bare Root Clump
Java Fern Bare Root Clump

Java Fern Bare Root Clump

Regular price $16.00 Sale price $14.00

3 in stock

Common name include Leptochilus pteropus.

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Lagarosiphon major Root Clump

Lagarosiphon major Root Clump

Regular price $14.00 Sale price $12.00

Common names include African elodea, curly waterweed, oxygen weed and South African oxygen weed.

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Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae Root Clump

Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae Root Clump

Regular price $14.00 Sale price $12.00

Micro Sword or Micro Sagittaria Lilaeopsis

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Potamogeton gayi Bare Root Clump

Potamogeton gayi Bare Root Clump

Regular price $12.00

2 in stock

Common name include Potamogeton gayi.

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Red Lotus Bare Root Clump - Wet Habitat

Red Lotus Bare Root Clump

Regular price $12.00

Common name include Nymphea maculata. 

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Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra
Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra
Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra
Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra
Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra
Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra
Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra
Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra

Tropica 1-2 Grow Cup - Rotala macrandra

Regular price $16.00

1 in stock

Plant in 5 cm pot.

The Latin name means "the plant with the round leaves'', but this only applies to the marsh variety, which has circular leaves. Rotala rotundifolia from South-East Asia has 15-30 long stems (2-3 cm wide) and long, narrow leaves. Unlike other Rotala species it is relatively undemanding, although it needs good light to produce red leaves.
It forms side shoots willingly, becoming compact and bushy. This also means that it is hard for light to reach the lower leaves, so the plant should be pruned frequently. Also known as Rotala indica.

Type Steam
Origin Asia
Growth Rate Medium
Height 20-30+ cm
Light Demand High
CO2 High


Pots are brimming with plants and have lots of mass and healthy,  well-developed roots. Most pots can be divided into several portions or individual plants which are planted separately.
 

Tropica 1-2 Grow Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

Tropica 1-2 Grow Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

Regular price $16.00

Hemianthus callitrichoides is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world, and creeps over the bottom with millimetre-sized, round leaves. Hemianthus callitrichoides is an attractive and popular foreground plant for small aquariums.
It is not a difficult plant, but it requires good conditions such as enough light, added CO2, water circulation and fertilizer to thrive. If these conditions are hard to create, you may use Micranthemum ‘Monte-Carlo’ as an alternative, as it is less demanding.
Small pearls or bubbles of oxygen are often produced on top of the plants, adding a very lively aspect to the carpet.
If planted in small clumps a few centimetres apart, it will spread rapidly and cover the bottom like a carpet. Trim the carpet regularly, otherwise the lower parts will not get enough light causing root death.
Found on Cuba, west of Havana.

 Type Carpeting
Origin North America
Growth Rate Medium
Height 3-5+ cm
Light Demand High
CO2 High
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Tropica 1-2 Grow Hydrocotyle Tripartita

Tropica 1-2 Grow Hydrocotyle Tripartita

Regular price $16.00

1 in stock

Hydrocotyle sp."Japan" is the popular name of the plant in different plant forums. It is a variant of Hydrocotyle tripartita from South-East Asia.

It is characterised by fast, compact growth and small, intense green leaves on vertical stems. The plant is carpet-forming (5-10 cm tall) and its compact growth can be promoted by physically pressing the carpet with your hand when maintaining your aquarium (mechanical retardation). Carpet formation and compact growth do best in good light. 

 Type Stem
Origin Asia
Growth Rate High
Height 5-5+ cm
Light Demand Medium
CO2 Low
Tropica Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'- trims - Wet Habitat
Tropica Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'- trims - Wet Habitat
Tropica Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'- trims - Wet Habitat
Tropica Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'- trims - Wet Habitat

Tropica Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'- trims

Regular price $16.00

4 in stock

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.

This miniature version of the well-known Alternanthera is characterized by compact growth and a slower growth rate. It is particularly suitable for small aquariums or as a foreground plant in larger aquascapes. By careful trimming, it is possible to create a dense, red violet carpet of approximately 5 to 10 cm height. High light intensity and addition of CO2 improves the plants growth and overall appearance. 

 Type Steam
Origin Cultivar
Growth Rate Medium
Height 5-10+
Light Demand Medium
CO2 Medium
Tropica Aponogeton boivinianus
Tropica Aponogeton boivinianus
Tropica Aponogeton boivinianus
Tropica Aponogeton boivinianus
Tropica Aponogeton boivinianus
Tropica Aponogeton boivinianus

Tropica Aponogeton boivinianus

Regular price $35.00 Sale price $29.00

2 in stock

Aponogeton boivinianus is a large, strong plant which is only suitable for large aquariums.

A bulb plant from Madagascar, whose bulb may be covered with the bottom layer, as long as the sprout tip is at the soil surface. In favourable conditions it can form very large leaves (up to 80 cm long and 8 cm wide, and from 30-50 cm wide). The oldest leaves are deep dark-green, while younger leaves are light-green and sometimes brownish until they are fully developed. Nutrition capsules enhances the growth considerably.

In the wild, Aponogeton boivinianus is found in fast-flowing water, and it prefers some flow in the aquarium water. It needs a dormant period when the bulb loses all its leaves, after which the growth will start again. 

 Type Bulb/Onion
Origin Africa
Growth Rate High
Height 20-30+ cm
Light Demand Medium
CO2 Low


 

Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus

Tropica Aponogeton longiplumulosus

Regular price $35.00 Sale price $27.00

Aponogeton longiplumulosus from Madagascar has large, fluted leaves (35-60 cm long), making it a wonderful plant which can be recommended for large aquariums (the whole plant becomes 25-40 cm wide).

The bulb can be covered with the bottom layer, as long as the sprout tip is at the soil surface. It is relatively undemanding and makes no special demands on water quality. A Nutrition capsule placed under the bulb enhances the growth considerably. It also flowers frequently, making it a beautiful addition to any large open aquarium.

It stops growing at regular intervals, but normally starts again after a few weeks of dormancy. 

 Type Bulb/Onion
Origin Africa
Growth Rate Medium
Height 20-30+ cm
Light Demand Low
CO2 Low
Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis
Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis
Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis
Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis
Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis
Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis
Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis
Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis

Tropica Aponogeton madagascariensis

Regular price $35.00 Sale price $27.00

3 in stock

Aponogeton madagascariensis is a bulb plant from Madagascar and is a speciality in botanical gardens all over the world.

The bulb can be covered with the bottom layer, as long as the sprout tip is at the soil surface. Aponogeton madagascariensis makes such high demands on water quality and the bottom that it can only be recommended as a solitary plant in large, specialised aquariums in which the water is replaced frequently. Nutrition capsules enhances the growth considerably.

There are several varieties, with different structures and leaf widths, and sizes from 25-50 cm. 

 Type Bulb/Onion
Origin Africa
Growth Rate Medium
Height 20-30+ cm
Light Demand Medium
CO2 Low
Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus
Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus
Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus
Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus
Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus
Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus
Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus
Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus

Tropica Aponogeton ulvaceus

Regular price $35.00 Sale price $29.00

Aponogeton ulvaceus is one of the most beautiful bulb species in the Aponogeton-family and originates from Madagascar.

The leaves are delicate light-green and transparent with fluted margin. A single root can produce more than 40 leaves, 30-60 cm long. This means that the plant is best as a solitary plant in large aquariums (the plant becomes up to 50 cm wide). It is relatively tolerant, and thrives in both soft and hard water, particularly if CO2 is added.

There are many varieties of Aponogeton ulvaceus, some of which need a dormant period, when the root does not produce leaves. 

 Type Bulb/Onion
Origin Africa
Growth Rate High
Height 20-30+ cm
Light Demand Medium
CO2 Low
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball"
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball"
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball"
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball"
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball"
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball"

Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball"

Regular price $12.00

Cladophora aegagropila is not really a plant, but a ball of algae from 3-10 cm wide. It is a decorative exception from the rule about avoiding algae at all costs. It is normally found in shallow lakes, where the movement of the waves forms it into a sphere. In an aquarium it must be turned regularly to keep it in shape. Cladophora aegagrophila can be divided into smaller pieces, which become spherical with time, or which form a carpet, if attached to roots and stones. Protected in parts of Japan.

 Type None
Origin Cosmopolitan
Growth Rate Slow
Height 3-10+ cm
Light Demand Low
CO2 Low
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball" - 3 piece
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball" - 3 piece
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball" - 3 piece
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball" - 3 piece
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball" - 3 piece
Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball" - 3 piece

Tropica Cladophora aegagropila "Moss Ball" - 3 piece

Regular price $22.00

6 in stock

Cladophora aegagropila is not really a plant, but a ball of algae from 3-10 cm wide. It is a decorative exception from the rule about avoiding algae at all costs. It is normally found in shallow lakes, where the movement of the waves forms it into a sphere. In an aquarium it must be turned regularly to keep it in shape. Cladophora aegagrophila can be divided into smaller pieces, which become spherical with time, or which form a carpet, if attached to roots and stones. Protected in parts of Japan.

 Type None
Origin Cosmopolitan
Growth Rate Slow
Height 3-10+ cm
Light Demand Low
CO2 Low