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BACKGROUND PLANTS

Background aquarium plants are aquatic plants that grow tall and large and are perfect for filling out the background of your planted tank. These plants help add a feeling of fullness to an aquascape. Browse our large selection of commonly used background aquarium plants such as Echinodorus (Sword Plants), Ludwigia, Rotala, and other tall great aquatic stem plants!

Water Sprite Laceleaf

$5.00

Often, Water Sprite (Ceratopteris Thalictroides) can be sold under different names including: Water Fern, Indian Fern and Indian Water Fern. A Water Sprite plant is one of the more versatile aquarium...

Hornwort

$5.00

Hornwort is one of the easiest freshwater plants to grow. This is demonstrated by its success in the wild where it has spread to every continent except Antarctica, after originating...

Red Tiger Lotus

$5.00 ‚Äď $13.50

The Red Tiger Lotus (Nypmhaea Zenkeri) is an African stagnant water plant that is easy to keep and is widely used in aquariums. It is a relatively easy beginner-friendly plant, and...

Ludwigia Super Red Mini

$6.00

Mini Super Red Ludwigia (Ludwigia¬†sp. ‚ÄúSuper Red Mini‚ÄĚ) is a very popular and very prominently red plant. With proper care and suitable water conditions, this hardy, fast-growing plant¬†can easily achieve...

Ludwigia Repens Dark Red

$5.50

Ludwigia is very fast-growing and low-maintenance, making it an ideal choice for beginners looking to start a planted tank.  Ludwigia can thrive even in poorly lit aquariums, and in the...

Amazon Sword

$6.00

The Amazon Sword Plant (Echinodorus grisebachii/amazonicus) is one of the oldest plants kept in the hobby and is widely loved for their ease of care and ability to tolerate a wide...

Guppy Grass

$5.00

Guppy grass, najas grass, or ‚Äď scientifically ‚ÄstNajas guadalupensis,¬†is a fast-growing plant that is especially great for breeding tanks and shrimp tanks. It provides a good hiding place for fry,...

Green Cabomba

$6.00

Cabomba caroliniana, also known as Carolina Fanwort and Green Cabomba, has feathery, lime-green, forked leaves, which are divided into narrow segments and offer an interesting texture that will contrast well...

Hygrophila Pinnatifida

$5.50

Hygrophila Pinnatifida originates from India. It obtains brown, patched leaves on the surface with a distinctive burgundy color underneath. The leaves can range from brown, purple, red, green, or yellow...

Mosaic Plant (Ludwigia Sedoides)

$6.50

This floating Ludwigia is native to Central and South America, where it can be found growing in stagnant waters as well as in sections of riverine environments that are free...

Brazilian Pennywort

$5.00

Hydrocotyle leucocephala, also known as Brazilian Pennywort, is a very fast-growing and low-maintenance plant that features leaves that closely resemble lily pads. It's a great beginner-friendly aquarium plant as it...

Ludwigia Ovalis

$5.00

Ludwigia Ovalis is a fast-growing and hardy plant. Ludwigia Ovalis changes colors based on lighting, co2, and fertilization. Ludwigia Ovalis can survive in almost any type of freshwater aquarium, so it is great for beginners. It...

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