Wabi Kusa is the art of forming a ball of substrate and arranging it with different aquatic plants. The ball of substrate will act as a support system that will help encourage the aquatic plants to grow emersed. This art form was made popular by Takashi Amano. Wabi Kusa stems from the term "wabi-sabi", which is a traditional Japanese philosophy described as appreciating beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature. This collection of plants do well in nano shallow pond aquariums as well!
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Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana) - Windy City Aquariums

Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana)

$4.99 – $134.99
Java moss (Vesicularia dubyana) is one of the easiest to grow, and hardy, aquarium plants around. It belongs to the Hypnaceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. It is very common...
Ludwigia Super Red Mini

Ludwigia Super Red Mini

Mini Super Red Ludwigia (Ludwigia sp. “Super Red Mini”) is a very popular and very prominently red plant. With proper care and suitable water conditions, this hardy, fast-growing plant can easily achieve...
Christmas Moss - Windy City Aquariums

Christmas Moss

$5.99 – $169.99
Christmas Moss (Vesicularia montagnei), also known as "Xmas Moss," is a less common popular moss that is native to South-East Asia. It is a great plant for beginners as it...
Pearl Weed - Windy City Aquariums

Pearl Weed

Micranthemoides, also known as Pearl Grass or Pearl Weed, is an excellent foreground plant to midground plant and will grow very fast in a Med to High Tech tank, but will also...
Ludwigia Repens Dark Red - Windy City Aquariums

Ludwigia Repens Dark Red

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

Scarlet Temple (Alternanthera Reineckii)

NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDERED item which should be ready to ship out after the 2ndof October. Orders containing pre-ordered items won't ship until we have all items instock so please...
Ludwigia Ovalis

Ludwigia Ovalis

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...
Hygrophila Pinnatifida - Windy City Aquariums

Hygrophila Pinnatifida

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...
Monte Carlo - Windy City Aquariums

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is very similar to Hemianthus Callitrichoides (Dwarf Baby Tears) but its leaves are larger and are easier to grow. With sufficient lighting and nutrients, it can easily grow...
Hydrocotyle Tripartita "Japan" - Windy City Aquariums

Hydrocotyle Tripartita "Japan"

NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDERED item which should be ready to ship out after the 2nd of October. Orders containing pre-ordered items won't ship until we have all items instock so...
Rotala Indica - Windy City Aquariums

Rotala Indica

Rotala Indica is a popular aquatic stem plant that can grow tall and thick making it a suitable background plant in planted aquariums. The tips of the stems can turn...
Staurogyne Repens - Windy City Aquariums

Staurogyne Repens

Staurogyne repens is a fresh green, compact and hardy plant for the foreground of the aquarium and it was found in River Rio Cristalino in the southern Amazonas. Its nearest...