Looking For A Bushy Stem Plant Asap

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by barandemir09, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. barandemir09

    barandemir09 Valued Member Member

    I want a really bushy stem plant for midground-background use in a low light +afternoon sun with fertz. I was looking into some normal baby tears for this purpose but I don't think they would get the light they need in my tank (first time with plants), but they were really really cheap, $13 Aus for 20 stems around 10 cm each. So I really want something hardy and that would look good cut short and long while being bushy with lots of leaves (preferably no needle-like leaves though). Thanks for all of the help I need to know asap though.

    The types I'm going for are like hornwort or baby tears without the needle like leaves
     
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  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Cabomba maybe?
     
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    barandemir09

    barandemir09 Valued Member Member

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  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Rotala might be okay. Some species do require higher light.

    What about wisteria or Bacopa?
     
  5. Culprit

    Culprit Fishlore VIP Member

    water sprite!! I love it!

    Its gorgeous, gets big, and grows really fast.
     
  6. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    Rotala always died in my low light setups.

    I've had success with wisteria.

    This is what's in my guppy tank.
    Planted in Flourite in terra cotta pots.
    Using regular Flourish as a fertilizer.
    This particular plant has new growth.

    20170411_102147.jpg
     
  7. Culprit

    Culprit Fishlore VIP Member

    Sprite is way bushier.

    Look, its the big bushy plant on the far left. I planted it only about 2 weeks ago and it was barely 3 inches tall.
    Sprite.jpg
     
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    barandemir09

    barandemir09 Valued Member Member

    Yeah I tried to look for water sprite on eBay but there was none... so I went with some bacopa and some rotala... thanks guys :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017




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