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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 0116 267 7091 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 . Roseafolia

Alternanthera reineckii . Roseafolia
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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 reineckii . Roseafolia

Alternanthera reineckii . Roseafolia
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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 reineckii 'mini'

Alternanthera reineckii 'mini'
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This miniture 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 can you create a dense, red-violet carpet approximately 5 to 10 cm high. High light intensity and addition of CO2 improves the plants growth and overall apperance....  More

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Alternanthera 'Rosanervig'

Alternanthera 'Rosanervig'
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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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Gratiola Viscidula

Gratiola Viscidula
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Gratiola viscidula originates from Northern America and is relatively new to the aquatic hobby. The somewhat ‘thorny’ appearance of the submersed form makes it very distinct and easily recognizable.It is quite easy to grow and prefers good light. By regular trimming it can be kept very low, almost carpeting, but will also present itself well as a fore/mid-ground cushion-plant.Each stem...  More

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Littorella uniflora

Littorella uniflora
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The appearance of Littorella uniflora makes it an easily recognizable plant in the aquarium.It grows wild on lakeshores of Europe, North America and South America. Tolerates quite low light intensity, but this will add to the length of leaves.Each rosette is planted separately with a distance of a few cm. They will readily send out runners. In time a very characteristic carpet of fat and fleshy l...  More

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Pogostemon erectus

Pogostemon erectus
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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
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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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Pogostemon Helferi

Pogostemon Helferi
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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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Anubias barteri . Coffeefolia

Anubias barteri . Coffeefolia
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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 v. barteri

Anubias barteri v. barteri
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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 Gracilis

Anubias Gracilis
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West Africa is the home of many Anubias, including this one.The 5-10cm big triangular leaves with long leaf stems make Anubias gracilis one of the most elegant.It is hardy and sturdy – a good starter plant. The plant can grow on stones and roots or be planted into the bottom layer. If planted into the bottom layer, make sure not to cover the rhizome from which leaves and roots grow, or else ...  More

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Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia 1705

Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia 1705
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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
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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

Anubias barteri v. nana
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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

Anubias barteri v. nana
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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

Anubias barteri v. nana
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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'
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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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Aquarium Plant Assortment

Aquarium Plant Assortment
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Tropica Aquarium Plants aims to increase the joy and experience of having an aquarium as a hobby. The company develops, produces and sells aquarium plants free of snails and of the highest quality.We would like to offer a selection of Tropica potted Aquarium plants for your fish tank if you are unsure what plants to choose. All plants we put in our assortment boxes are potted Tropica plants only, ...  More

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Bacopa caroliniana

Bacopa caroliniana
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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 caroliniana

Bacopa caroliniana
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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'
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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
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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
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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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Cardamine lyrata

Cardamine lyrata
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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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Crinum calamistratum

Crinum calamistratum
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Crinum calamistratum from West Africa is a very graceful bulbous plant with dark-green, very narrow leaves. The curly leaves becomes 40-120 cm long. It forms smaller bulbs than the other Crinum-species, and demands more light. In the aquarium plants that are thriving form a number of small bulbs. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish. It can also be used in brackish aquariums with low salt concentra...  More

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Crinum thaianum

Crinum thaianum
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Crinum thaianum from Thailand is a distinctive bulbous plant belonging to the lily family having 60-200 cm long leaves. It is undemanding apart from the fact that it needs plenty of space. Plant so the top 2/3 of the bulb is visible, because otherwise the bulb tends to rot. When the plant grows older it sometimes sends a flower stem up to the water surface with an aromatic, elegant lily flower. He...  More

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Cryptocoryne beckettii (petchii)

Cryptocoryne beckettii (petchii)
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Cryptocoryne beckettii Petchii is a small variety of Cryptocoryne beckettii from Sri Lanka, which has beautiful, slightly fluted leaf margins, 10-15 cm long. Leaves become dark olive-brown with violet underside. Like many other Cryptocorynes, the leaf colour and shape depends largely on environmental conditions in the aquarium....  More

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Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae

Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae
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Cryptocoryne crispatula from Southern Thailand where there are limestone mountains, and the water can be very hard. Like many other Cryptocorynes it needs to acclimatise before growth starts in earnest. Leaves becomes 20-60 cm long and the single roset plant becomes 15-20 cm wide....  More

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Cryptocoryne undulata . broad leaves

Cryptocoryne undulata . broad leaves
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The triploid variety of Cryptocoryne undulata from Sri Lanka has wider leaves and a beautiful, flecked leaf pattern. It also grows larger, from 15-25 cm, and the single roset becomes 10-20 cm wide. It is a hardy plant and do well under many growing conditions....  More

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