Aquatic Aquarium Plants - Popular Plants - NDSU

Here’s a list of some of the most popular Cryptocoryne species for planted aquariums:
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Staurogyne Porto Velo Staurogyne Porto Velo is one of the most popular latest foreground plants. It grows slowly, up to 5 - 10 cm and needs moderate to high light levels. Colours of Staurogyne Porto Velo are subtle purple to a greyish green and depend on the light conditions. If it is regularly trimmed, it creates a beautiful carpet in the aquarium. Staurogyne Porto Velo is an ideal foreground plant for larger tanks, or mid and background for nanos.
A semi-aquatic version using aquarium soil and some popular aquarium plants.
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Plant growth can be encouraged with additional CO2, this is quite easy to achieve in an aquarium. All kinds of devices can be purchased to achieve this, from the cheap and simple through to the high tech and very expensive (or you can cheaply make your own using simple brewing equipment, sugar, yeast and water). In a CO2 rich environment, with sufficient additional nutrition and light intensity, plants will grow at an incredible rate. Such 'hothouse' aquariums are popular with those who want to produce a dramatic display of plant life, these conditions also allow many 'difficult' plants to be grown more easily. Popular aquarium plant with glossy green leaves . will attach to rocks or driftwood
Photo provided by FlickrPopular aquarium plant can also be used in water gardens attractive habit and leaf shape
Photo provided by FlickrAlternanthera reineckii “roseafolia” is a very popular aqurium plant commonly found in the  and  aquariums, but not much so in the  style.
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Foreground plants are species that are quite short and small. They mostly form carpet-like matting at the bottom. They do this by producing numerous runner plants. These plants are often used in shallow aquariums because they need plenty of strong light. Glossostigma sp. is one of the most popular carpet plants around. It is not very easy to grow but looks absolutely stunning. Water Wisteria can be used a carpet plant too, if you put some stones on the stems till they catch root. The middle ground plants are taller than the foreground plants. Their main use is in hiding the stems of the background plants that are much taller. The background plants grow quite fast and can be used effectively to hide all the accessories in your aquarium. They usually need lesser sunlight too.Wisteria is yet another example of a beautiful and undemanding plant that is suitable for your first aquarium. The plant grows quickly and also helps to inhibit algae growth. But Wisteria also sucks a lot of nutrients from the water. Pale leaves indicate that there is a shortage of nutrients in the aquarium, and that fertilizers need to be added to the substrate. The Anubias Nana plant is also popular among beginners, since this plant thrives in virtually all conditions. Best results are obtained by tying the plant to a tree root or stone. This plant often flowers in water and is usually left alone by herbivorous fish. If your aquarium is provided with strong light, you can keep Lillaeopsis. Lillaeopsis looks more or less like grass. It grows fast, but does need bright lighting and can therefore be an unsuitable choice for your very first aquarium before you have learned how to control the algae. If you want to keep an amphibious plant, you can try the Cryptocoryne Beckettii. It is a popular plant among aquarists and it grows really well when it is submerged.The Amazon Sword is another very popular aquatic plant. Just like Java Moss and Java Fern, the Amazon Sword is a very hardy plant that is popular both among beginners and expert aquarists. Amazon Sword grows pretty fast and therefore prevents algae formation.Ludwigia is highly popular aquarium plant. You can grow Ludwigia without any problems. It grows well in all conditions, it is not requiring plant. Ludwigia has green or red leaves.