Aquarium Plants Introduction

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Stems plants are rooted in the planted aquarium because they are tall, fast growing and easily propagated by simply cutting. All their features make them an ideal option for filling the background of the planted aquariums. These Aquarium Plants are available in variety of options in different colours and leaf forms which makes them more impressive.

Being easily available and affordable, their maintenance is also easy and simpler, you need not to bother much about their growing process, shaping and reshaping. Also you can easily form these Freshwater Aquarium Plants in any manner you would like to have. Here we will give you some of the most recommended and popular Aquarium Plants for Beginners which can be used for planting in your Freshwater Aquariums

Top 12 plants for Beginners individually in brief

Rotala indica freshwater aquarium plant

Rotala indica (rotundifolia)

This is easy in growing, having small leaves it is a very popular species and also recommended for someone just started their plantation journey. It can ideally add some red texture to your background depending on light and temperature conditions it is being provided. It benefits the plantation comparatively more from any regular iron-rich fertilizers and traces elements. For maintaining this kind of stem plant you need to frequently trim their leaves.

To propagate this stem plant, all you need to do is – just simply cut the plant at the height that you desire it to be, after choosing the correct length of trimming strip off the leaves about an inch of the stems , and finally plant it in-to the gravel. The roots will automatically form at the end of the nodes and will aid in keeping the plant in a place where you desired it to have. Now finally summing up all the features in one go then we can say that growing these plants is easy, grows vastly at a high rate, can grow up-to 6 – 12 + inches and requires medium supply amount of lightning and CO2.

Rotala macrandra

Rotala macrandra – Gaint Red Rotaila

This is yet another great option for planting , having brilliant red leaves this stand out among all and becomes the centre of attraction. Having some advanced features handling this plant is not an easy task, requires proper maintenance as it is easily prone to get damage and sometimes often decays if not handled properly. Although it grows comfortably without any problem once after adapting the underwater environment. Sufficient amount of resources are needed to grow properly and flaunt beautifully. After summing up all its features in a quick look we can say that-

This is an advanced plant which requires proper maintenance , have medium growth rate , can grow up to 8 – 12+ inches with a moderate pace of natural process and highly requires resources such as lightning and CO2 for proper growing mechanism.

Rotala Wallichii freshwater aquarium plants

Rotala Wallichii

Rotala Wallichii is a plant having the narrowest leaf among all other red aquatic plants and because of its features it also adds a very delight look to your aquarium. You can enjoy the beauty of its leaves and impressions even by purchasing the emerged planting leaves , no need to buy the submerged one. The demands and features of this plant is somewhat similar to the one we had previously seen which is rotala macrandra.

Having considerable amount of trimming tendency but its may turn black and harden if trimming operations happens potently. If in case such thing happens you simply need to cut off the previous damaged section and to maintain the plantation re-plant the robust portion of the stem. One thing to keep in your mind is never add too many Amano shrimps with this plant as this will create a worse scenario of  considering r.wallichi special treat. After summing up all its features in a quick look we can say that-

This is an advanced having medium growth rate , can grow up to 4 – 12+ inches with a moderate pace of natural process and highly requires resources such as lightning and CO2 for proper growing mechanism.

Ludwigia arcuata – Needle Leaf Ludwigia

This species is one of the most popular along with the three previous species earlier. Using this plant together with rotala can bring out the most of their signature red sharp featured leaves and also presents a very colourful delight scenario to your planting layout.

You may found certain difficulty in maintaining this plant as its lower stem decays at a very fast pace immediately after planting. If in case this happens with you then you simply need to pick out the decayed stem immediately without any delay and snip off the robust part around the terminal bud and then replace it in a substrate part.simiraly as you have done with rotala. Now, After summing up all its features in a quick look we can say that-

This is an advanced plant which requires proper maintenance , have medium growth rate , can grow up to 8 – 12+ inches with a moderate pace of natural process and highly requires resources such as lightning and CO2 for proper growing mechanism.

Ludwigia repens water primrose

Ludwigia repens – water primrose

This plant species features somewhat similarly with the first Rotala plant . although it a very easy to grow plant having round leaves that grows on the opposite sides of the stem too. The colour of its leaves changes accordingly the intensity of the light provided from green to red , under high conditions it shows bright red colours nearby the bud area. It can grow properly even in small amount of light so handling this plant is an easy job even for beginners and also it grows fastely . so you can very well notice changes in a continuous manner.

Now finally summing up all the features in one go then we can say that growing these plants is easy , grows vastly at a high rate , can grow up-to 6 – 12 + inches and requires medium supply amount of lightning and CO2.

Ludwigia repens – Rubin’ (super red)

This is yet another great option under Ludwigia group of stem plants , features similarly like other plants , it consists of deep red form of leaves which are smaller than the standard leaves size. And providing sufficient amount of light and balanced nutrition of resources to cultivate this plant is necessary. then we can say that growing these plants is easy , grows vastly at a high rate , can grow up-to 8 – 12 + inches and requires medium supply amount of lightning and CO2.

Hygrophila difformis freshwater aquarium plants

Hygrophila difformis – Water Wisteria

This kind of stem plant develops in-to pinnate leaves when grown submerged striking contrast in to its oval emerged leaves. Their thread like leaves are never uniform – since some of them are deep and some are shallow. Having a bush of this plant in your aquarium makes quite appealing look to your planting environment. This plant propagates very easily through out roots up-to the stem . it is something very easy to handle for beginners. So if you are starting your plantation idea for the first time you must have to try this one as this can built your confidence in your work.  Now finally summing up all the features in one go then we can say that growing these plants is easy , grows vastly at a high rate , can grow up-to 8 – 12 + inches and requires minimal supply amount of lightning and CO2.

Hygrophila Corymbosa aquarium plants

Hygrophila Corymbosa – temple plant

This plant is the most suitable option for a vast planting aquarium layout. Being easy and simple for growing this serves as a great option for beginners. But this plant have fairly large green leaves which didn’t have the tendency to become brown or red even under strong intention of lights, having larger stems this plant grows thick and long over time at a very fast rate. Summing up its features in one go we can say that- that growing these plants is easy , grows vastly at a high rate , can grow up-to 8 – 12 + inches and requires very low supply amount of lightning and CO2.

Hygrophila pinnatifida aquarium plants

Hygrophila pinnatifida

Having beautiful pinnate leaves this plant creates a huge impact on the whole planting layout and also becomes the centre of attraction overall. Having highly epiphytic roots this plant can be strongly attaches with the driftwoods and stones just like firms and their leaves turns red or green accordingly to the light source provided to them.

Summing up its features in one go we can say that- that growing these plants is easy , grows vastly at a high rate , can grow up-to 8 – 12 + inches and requires very low supply amount of lightning and CO2.

Myriophyllm tuberculatum – Red Millfoil

The leaves of Myriphylium fine red- brown in whorls on its stem , which is quite dark and hard in texture. Their red contrasting colour with green leaves makes the setting very attractive and fine. Also the leaves of this plant is narrow and consist little oxygen bubbles.

Being beautiful it is quite difficult in growing and handling as this plant requires abundance of light and co2 resources along with liquid fertilizers, this kind of plant is very popular in demands so if you are going to buy one for your plantation then make sure to verify the condition of this plant before planting in your aquarium.

This is an advanced plant which requires proper maintenance , have medium growth rate , can grow up to 8 – 12+ inches with a moderate pace of natural process and highly requires resources such as lightning and CO2 for proper growing mechanism.

Myriophylium Mattogrossesnse

This kind of background stem plant is one of the easiest in handling and growing for beginners having pinnately-divided leaves it can grow sideways different from other members of its family. It can form very beautiful outline look after trimming. This plant is very easy to grow but once after over the time, its roots will start floating throughout the reach of the lower stem. The density f this plant can be increased and repeatedly trimmed due to abundance of sideways shoots.

So if you are starting your plantation idea for the first time you must have to try this one as this can built your confidence in your work.  Now finally summing up all the features in one go then we can say that growing these plants is easy , grows vastly at a high rate , can grow up-to 8 – 12 + inches and requires minimal supply amount of lightning and CO2.

Limnophila sessiliflora – Dwarf Ambulia

This dwarf ambulia is a great option of background stem plants as it requires very low amount of lightning ad is very easy to grow. It can be grown in almost any kind of aquarium and environment and hence it is one of the best choices for beginners.

In a well organized and controlled planting environment this can expend extremelyin a very large amount at a very fast growth rate which is also a very huge disadvantage as this can disturb the arrangement or organisations of the overall planting layout. Although it is easy in growing but also requires regular trimming and maintenance to keep this plant for a long run.

Summing up its features in one go we can say that- that growing these plants is easy, grows vastly at a high rate, can grow up to 6 – 12 + inches and requires very low supply amount of lightning and CO2.

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