Easiest aquarium plants to grow?

  1. T

    Tara Huitson New Member Member

    What are the easiest plants to grow that do not require allot of light or fertilizers?
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Water sprite, anacharis, lucky bamboo, hornwort, asian ambulia, wisteria, dwarf baby tears, java moss, java ferns, anubias, marimo moss.
  3. OP

    Tara Huitson New Member Member

    thank you
  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Your welcome.
  5. Dolfan

    Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member

    Most of these are good, but I would make a few ammendments....

    Dwarf baby tears do need a bit more light and do even better with CO2 injection. Not sure about Asian ambulia, I have never seen it included on a list of easy low light plants. Marimo moss balls are not a plant, but actually a form of cladophora algae. I'm not a big fan of algae so I avoid them, as they can introduce algae into your tank that is unwanted. Lucky bamboo needs to grow above water, so it is not truly an aquarium plant. Many people grown them out of their HOB filter. They do ok, but need a bit of light above the water where they leaves absorb the light for photosynthesis.

    A few plants that Anders did not mention include...

    Frogbit, crypt wenditti, and amazon swords.

    Hope this helps, good luck.
  6. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    I agree with Dolfan. Dwarf Baby tears do need high lighting and co2 to do well. You can try java moss, or some java fern

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  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I took the dwarf baby tears from an older thread on here. I did forget the frogbit, sorry. Ahhhhh..... Amazon swords, of course......... I heard about the types of crypt, but not which one. Wait marimo moss balls can introduce algae?