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!
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Water Sprite Laceleaf (Ceratopteris Thalictroides) - Windy City Aquariums

Water Sprite Laceleaf

$5.99
Water Sprite (Ceratopteris Thalictroides) can often 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

Hornwort

$5.99
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 Bulb (Nymphaea Zenkeri) - Windy City Aquariums

Red Tiger Lotus

$4.99 – $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

Ludwigia Super Red Mini

$5.99
Mini Super Red Ludwigia (Ludwigia sp. “Super Red Mini”) Mini Super Red Ludwigia (Ludwigia sp. “Super Red Mini”) is an attractive and highly sought-after plant. Proper care and suitable water parameters...
Anacharis - Windy City Aquariums

Anacharis

$5.99
Anacharis (Egeria Densa), also known as Brazilian Waterweed, is the ideal aquatic plant for beginners due to its easy-care and fast growth rate. It features beautiful green leaves with a...
Ludwigia Repens Dark Red - Windy City Aquariums

Ludwigia Repens Dark Red

$5.99
Ludwigia Repens Dark Red, is a relatively fast-growing and low-maintenance aquatic plant, making it an ideal choice for beginners looking to start a planted tank. Its leaves display a striking...
Amazon Sword - Windy City Aquariums

Amazon Sword

$6.99
The Amazon Sword Plant (Echinodorus grisebachii/amazonicus) is one of the oldest and most widely loved aquarium plants in the hobby due to its ease of care and ability to tolerate a wide...
Ludwigia Ovalis

Ludwigia Ovalis

$5.99
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...
Mosaic Plant (Ludwigia Sedoides) - Windy City Aquariums

Mosaic Plant (Ludwigia Sedoides)

$8.99
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...
Scarlet Temple (Alternanthera Reineckii) - Windy City Aquariums

Scarlet Temple (Alternanthera Reineckii)

$5.99
Alternanthera Reineckii, also known as "AR" or "Scarlet Temple", is a popular choice for beginners due to its ease of growth. Most red stem plants can prove difficult to get...
Green Cabomba - Windy City Aquariums

Green Cabomba

$5.99
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...
Red Jungle Vallisneria

Red Jungle Vallisneria

$4.99
Red Jungle Vallisneria (Vallisneria Gigantea Rubra), also known as Jungle Val Ruby Red, is a variation of regular Jungle Val which has leaves that can grow red in color at the tips if grown under medium to...