Tropical Aquarium Plants

Tropical Aquarium Plants

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The Tropica Tropical Aquarium Plants come in three different care categories. Easy, Medium and Advanced. The plants in each range need different growing conditions and require different amounts of care, attention and knowledge to thrive fully. We recommend you take the time to research the plants you wish to keep so that you know before hand their needs and whether they will suit your aquarium needs.

Having trouble deciding? Call our Aquatic team on 0116 267 6121 or 0800 085 0005 who are happy to help. We also welcome you to visit our Garden Centre to view our troipcal plant range.

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Alternanthera reineckii . Lilacina

Alternanthera reineckii . Lilacina
Amaranthaceae Family

Alternanthera reineckii Purple from South America needs plenty of light to grow and form dark-red leaves. Stems grow to 15-40 cm. In open aquariums it grows easily to the the water surface, and like other difficult plants growth improves considerably if CO2 is added. Shortage of micronutrients results in pale leaves. Like other stem plants Alternanthera reineckii Purple looks best in groups....  More

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Alternanthera reineckii . Roseafolia

Alternanthera reineckii . Roseafolia
Amaranthaceae Family

The purple colour underneath leaves of Alternanthera reineckii Pink from South America provides an effective contrast to the many green plants in an aquarium - particularly when planted in groups. Stems becomes 25-50 cm tall. Good light encourages the leaves to turn red. Easy to propagate by nipping off the terminal bud and planting it in the substrate. This also makes the mother plant more bushy,...  More

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Alternanthera 'Rosanervig'

Alternanthera 'Rosanervig'
Amaranthaceae Family

Vibrant pink leaves with light nerves characterise this vigorous culture form. The plant has a compact form of growth and the stalk does not grow as strong as other Alternanthera. Suitable for planting in the mid-section of the aquarium – and even in the front when cut well. As for all Alternanthera, good light and fertilizer conditions, as well as CO2 additive is material for growth and col...  More

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Cladophora aegagropila

Cladophora aegagropila
Cladophoraceae Family

Cladophora aegagrophila 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 sphe...  More

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Echinodorus 'Aquartica'

Echinodorus 'Aquartica'
Alismataceae Family

Characteristics of the cultivar Echinodorus Aquartica are its round, bright green leaves. Its compact (10-20 cm), low growth makes it suitable as a decorative solitary plant. Slow growing and easy to care for, Echinodorus Aquartica retains the refreshing green colour of its leaves in normal lighting and nutrient conditions in the aquarium. The plant is a cross between several different cultivated ...  More

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Echinodorus 'Red Diamond'

Echinodorus 'Red Diamond'
Alismataceae Family

Echinodorus Red Diamond appeared as a culture in the Ukraine, and is probably a cross between Echinodorus horemanni Red and Echinodorus Barthii. The resultant hybrid is an attractive plant with ruby-red sword-shaped leaves, 15-25 cm long. Unlike many of the other Echinodorus-species, Echinodorus Red Diamond remains moderate in size (20-30 cm wide roset), so it is extremely well suited as a solitar...  More

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Pogostemon erectus

Pogostemon erectus
Lamiaceae Family

The Indian Pogostemon erectus forms compact groups of bright green, conifer-like stems, 10-20 cm tall and 1-3 cm wide. Pogostemon erectus is suitable as a background plant and creates a wonderful focal point in both smaller and larger groups. Intense light helps the plant to stay compact for a longer period. Moderate growth and vigorous roots....  More

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Pogostemon Helferi

Pogostemon Helferi
Lamiaceae Family

This plant was discovered by aquarists in Thailand, close to the border with Burma. It is called Downoi (little star) in Thailand, and it is easy to see why (5-10 cm tall and wide). Pogostemon helferi is an unusual and distinctive aquatic plant with a compact habit, curly leaves and a strikingly beautiful green colour. With good light conditions and a substrate rich in nutrients Pogostemon helferi...  More

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Vallisneria nana

Vallisneria nana
Hydrocharitaceae Family

Vallisneria nana from Australia is a solitary contrast plant with dark green, rosulate, narrow leaves (less than 1 cm). It is extremely suitable as a mid-ground plant, but can also be used as a background plant in small aquariums. The leaves are much narrower than with other species of Vallisneria, nor are they quite as long. In its natural habitat in northern Australia Vallisneria nana reaches a ...  More

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Anubias barteri . Coffeefolia

Anubias barteri . Coffeefolia
Araceae Family

Anubias barteri var. coffeefolia is a very beautiful, low cultivar of Anubias barteri. 15-25 cm tall and a creeping rhizome from 10-15 cm or more. It is characteristic that the leaves arch considerably between the leaf ribs, and the new leaves are red-brown. The colour combination and leaf shape make it an attractive variety in both large and small aquariums. It flowers frequently under water but ...  More

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Anubias barteri var. angustifolia (afzelii)

Anubias barteri var. angustifolia (afzelii)
Araceae Family

Anubias barteri var. angustifolia from West Africa is a beautiful plant with long, narrow leaves. 10-20 cm tall with the rhizome forming 10-15 cm or larger. Anubias barteri var. angustifolia used to be sold as Anubias afzelii, but the latter is actually a much larger species. It is grown in the same conditions as Anubias barteri var. nana. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish....  More

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Anubias barteri v. barteri

Anubias barteri v. barteri
Araceae Family

Anubias barteri var. barteri from West Africa is an undemanding plant. It grows somewhat larger than Anubias barteri var. nana but is grown in the same conditions. From 25-45 cm tall and a creeping rhizome from 10-15 cm or more. Anubias barteri varies considerably in terms of size and leaf shape. Like other Anubias-species, it is best planted in a shady spot to restrict algae growth on the leaves....  More

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Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia 1705

Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia 1705
Araceae Family

Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia originates from an Australian tissue propagation laboratory. It is a very beautiful variety with heart-shaped leaves. The leaves live for several years, so Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia can easily form large groups despite its slow growth. A group of Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia growing more than 50 cm wide in a few years is not unusual....  More

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Anubias barteri v. nana

Anubias barteri v. nana
Araceae Family

Anubias barteri var. nana is a small, attractive plant which thrives in all conditions. It originates from Cameroon and will reach 5-10 cm height. The rhizome will be 10-15 cm or more. It grows slowly, and the leaves survive for several years, giving slow-growing algae the chance to become established. The best result is achieved by planting on a stone or tree root. Fishing line can be used to att...  More

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Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite'

Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite'
Araceae Family

Anubias sp. Petite is a mutation which appeared in cultivation at the Oriental aquarium plant nursery in Singapore. Grows very slowly, and can be difficult to keep in healthy growth. Stays less than 5 cm tall and with a rhizome from 5-10 cm or more. It is most decorative when attached to stones or roots, and like other Anubias should be attached with fishing line until it gains a hold. A specialty...  More

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Aponogeton boivinianus

Aponogeton boivinianus
Aponogetonaceae Family

Aponogeton boivinianus is a large, strong plant which is only suitable for large aquariums. A bulb plant from Madagascar. 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. In the wild Aponogeton boivinianus...  More

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Aponogeton crispus

Aponogeton crispus
Aponogetonaceae Family

Aponogeton crispus from Sri Lanka look good in any aquarium with its light-green, transparent leaves. Leaves from 25-50 cm and the plant grows to 15-25 cm wide. It makes few demands, although growth is always best in soft, slightly acidic water with a nutritious bottom. In such conditions the plant produces a mass of leaves, and it flowers very frequently in optimum conditions. Aponogeton crispus ...  More

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Aponogeton longiplumulosus

Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Aponogetonaceae Family

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). It is relatively undemanding, and makes no special demands on water quality. It also flowers frequently, making it a beautiful addition to any large open aquarium. It stops growing at regular intervals...  More

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Aponogeton madagascariensis

Aponogeton madagascariensis
Aponogetonaceae Family

Aponogeton madagascariensis is a bulb plant from Madagascar and is a speciality in botanical gardens all over the world. 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. There are several varieties, with different structures and leaf widt...  More

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Aponogeton ulvaceus

Aponogeton ulvaceus
Aponogetonaceae Family

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 thriv...  More

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Azolla caroliniana

Azolla caroliniana
Asteraceae Family

Azolla caroliniana from North America is a small (1-2 cm tall), floating fern housing blue-green algae in its leaves. These algae are capable of absorbing nitrogen from the air, which can then be used by the plant. Azolla caroliniana is used as nitrogen fertiliser in rice paddies, and as animal feed. There are several related varieties on the market, with similar appearance. A decorative plant for...  More

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Bacopa australis

Bacopa australis
Scrophulariaceae Family

Bacopa australis was discovered in southern Brazil (australis = southern), and it does not come from Australia, as might otherwise be assumed from its name. Stems become 10-30 cm tall and 2-4 cm wide. Like the other Bacopa species, Bacopa australis is also easy to grow in an aquarium. Under certain conditions it creeps across the bottom to form an elegantly decorative light green cushion. When Bac...  More

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Bacopa caroliniana

Bacopa caroliniana
Scrophulariaceae Family

Bacopa caroliniana originates from US and has been used as an aquarium plant for many years. Stems become 10-30 cm long and 3-4 cm wide. Apart from relatively good light it makes few demands. Its slow growth rate makes it one of the few stem plants that do not need much attention. Like most stem plants, it is most decorative when planted in small groups. Easy to propagate by cuttings; take a side ...  More

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Bacopa monnieri 'Compact'

Bacopa monnieri 'Compact'
Scrophulariaceae Family

This culture form of the stalk plant Bacopa Monnieri is more compact and, under good light conditions, almost a creeping plant. By pinching off all vertical growing shoots, the plant can maintain a low and close growth, since it willingly creates a large number of side shoots. Further, the plant grows well in the shadow of other plants. Very suitable as a bit higher carpet – or bushy plant i...  More

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Hottonia palustris

Hottonia palustris

The stalk plant Hottonia from Asia and Europe is an unassuming and easy beginner plant. The many curved shoots with fanned and intensely light green leaves quickly create a close group. Each stalk becomes 4-6cm wide and 10-30cm high. Frequent cutting of the long shoots ensures growth from the bottom of the plant, and maintains the close, bushy form. The plant’s wide form of growth makes it ...  More

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Bolbitis heudelotii

Bolbitis heudelotii
Lomariopsidaceae Family

Bolbitis comes from West Africa, a fern with very beautiful transparent green leaves, 15-40 cm tall and wide. When planting do not cover the rhizome because it will rot, and it is best to plant Bolbitis heudelotii on a root or stone. Keep the plant in position with fishing line until it has gained a hold. Easy to propagate by splitting the horizontal rhizome. Growth can be increased considerably b...  More

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Cabomba caroliniana

Cabomba caroliniana
Cabombaceae Family

Cabomba is a very popular aquarium plant from South America owing to its beautiful foliage. It reaches 30-80 cm and each stem can become 5-8 cm wide.The least demanding of the Cabomba-species, but still causes problems in poorly lit aquariums. If there is not sufficient light, try Limnophila sessiliflora, which requires less light. Most decorative when planted in groups. Eaten locally as a vegetab...  More

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Cardamine lyrata

Cardamine lyrata
Brassicaceae Family

Cardamine lyrata is actually a marsh plant from Japan. But it is also a familiar aquarium plant which thrives under water with 20-50 cm long stems. A characteristic trailing growth form makes it highly decorative, and aerial roots often form on the plant itself. Plant in groups, and make sure the water temperature does not exceed 28 degrees C (this makes the leaves much smaller and the plant more ...  More

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Ceratophyllum demersum 'Foxtail'

Ceratophyllum demersum 'Foxtail'
Ceratophyllaceae Family

Ceratophyllum demersum Foxtail was found in a smaller tributary in Bolivia during an expedition to Rio Guapore, a boundary river between Brazil and Bolivia. Ceratophyllum has no roots as such, but it can still be planted in the bottom of an aquarium and stems can become up to 80 cm tall and 5 cm wide. Foxtail differs because its leaves are closer together and it has lateral shoots, which gives it ...  More

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Ceratopteris thalictroides

Ceratopteris thalictroides
Primulaceae Family

This plant normally grows fast, but the addition of CO2 may be necessary to promote growth. In small open aquariums it can grow out of the aquarium and form beautiful surface leaves. The finely branched leaves are very decorative and provide good contrast to other leaf shapes. In good light Ceratopteris thalictroides grows fast and helps prevent algae by consuming large amounts of nutrients. This ...  More

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