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!

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...

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...

Red Tiger Lotus

$5.00 – $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

NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDERED item, which should be ready to ship after the 31st of July. If you are ordering other non-preordered items that need to be shipped earlier, please pay for them...

Ludwigia Repens Dark Red

$5.00

NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDERED item, which should be ready to ship after the 31st of July. If you are ordering other non-preordered items that need to be shipped earlier, please pay for them in...

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...

Mosaic Plant (Ludwigia Sedoides)

$6.50

NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDERED item, which should be ready to ship after the 31st of July. If you are ordering other non-preordered items that need to be shipped earlier, please pay for them in...

Guppy Grass

$5.00

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

Hygrophila Pinnatifida

$5.00

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...

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...

Dwarf Aquarium Lily

$4.50 – $6.00

Nymphaea stellata, or the Dwarf Aquarium Lily, is a colorful bulb plant that is well known from its triangular leaves and varying colorations (green, orange, red etc) it develops as it...

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...

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