ON ROCKS & WOOD - EPIPHYTES

Aquarium Mosses and Epiphytes such as Anubias, Bucephalandra, and Ferns, are aquarium plants that should be grown attached to hardscapes, such as rocks and wood, or aquarium decorations. These plants should not be planted in aquarium soil and should instead be attached to hardscape or aquarium decor. If you do plant to plant these plants directly in your aquarium's substrate, be sure to only bury their roots and leave their rhizome exposed to prevent the plants from rotting.
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Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana) - Windy City Aquariums

Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana)

$4.99 – $134.99
Vesicularia dubyana, commonly known as Java moss, is an especially hardy and low-maintenance aquarium plant, making it a popular choice amongst aquarists. It is native to southeast Asia, where it...
Christmas Moss - Windy City Aquariums

Christmas Moss

$5.99 – $169.99
NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDERED item which should be ready to ship out after the 9th of February. Orders containing pre-ordered items won't ship until we have all items instock so please do not...
Anubias Nana "Petite" - Windy City Aquariums

Anubias Nana "Petite"

$7.50 – $8.99
Nana Petite is one of the most sought-after Anubias. Like any other Anubias, it's an extremely easy plant to grow and can survive a wide range of water parameters. They can grow...
Java Fern (Microsorum Pteropus) - Windy City Aquariums

Java Fern (Microsorum Pteropus)

$6.50
Microsorum Pteropus, also commonly known as Java Fern, is a water fern originating from Indonesia. Ideally, it should be attached to rock or wood. If planted in a substrate, do not cover the...
Hydrocotyle Tripartita "Japan" - Windy City Aquariums

Hydrocotyle Tripartita "Japan"

$5.99
NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDERED item which should be ready to ship out after the 26th of May. Orders containing pre-ordered items won't ship until we have all items instock...
Anubias Bateri Var Nana - Windy City Aquariums

Anubias Bateri Var Nana

$7.99 – $8.50
Anubias Nana is an attractive plant that thrives in all conditions. It grows slowly, and the leaves survive for several years. The best result is achieved by planting on a stone...
Anubias Barteri "Coffeefolia" - Windy City Aquariums

Anubias Barteri "Coffeefolia"

$7.99 – $8.50
Anubias barteri var. coffeefolia is a variation of Anubias that have leaves that arch considerably between the leaf ribs. The color combination and its unique leaf shape makes it an...
Assorted Bucephalandra - Windy City Aquariums

Assorted Bucephalandra

$9.99
In nature, Bucephalandra usually grows on rocks or wood in rivers and streams - much like Anubias, which they resemble regarding use and care in the aquarium. Bucephalandra is an easy,...
Anubias Nana Golden

Anubias Nana Golden

$8.99
Anubias Nana Golden (Anubias barteri “Golden nana”) is a rare variant of Anubias barteri that is not often seen in the aquarium hobby. It boasts very bright, lime green leaves...
Java Fern 'Windelov' (Microsorum Pteropus) - Windy City Aquariums

Java Fern "Windelov"

$6.99
Microsorum Pteropus "Windelov" is a patented variety of Microsorum Pteropus, named after Tropica's founder Holger Windeløv. Its finely branched leaf tips make it one of the most beautiful aquarium plants....
Fissidens Nobilis Moss 3x3 inch Mat - Windy City Aquariums

Fissidens Nobilis Moss 3x3 inch Mat

$14.99
Fissidens Nobilis is a rare aquarium moss that is native to Southeast Asia. It has unique feathery-like leaves that can spread easily once rooted and established. Unlike most other mosses it can be...
Subwassertang Moss

Subwassertang Moss

$7.99
Subwassertang (Lomariopsis Lineata) is a rarer aquarium moss whose name (Süsswassertang) translates to "freshwater seaweed" in German. It is a free-floating aquatic plant that is well-loved by many aquarium hobbyists as it is...