Monthly Archives: September 2013

Great Low Light Plants

I get many people asking which plants are great for low light aquariums. Here is a list I have compiled for low light aquariums, all plants can grow under a minimum of 0.25 watts per litre, and also make great beginner plants. Co2 injection is not required, although like most aquatic plants, will perform better if you do so.

Java Fern – Microsorum pteropus
Windelov Java Fern, Windelov Fern – Microsorum pteropus ‘Windelov’
Narrow Leaf Java Fern – Microsorum pteropus v. ‘narrow leaf’
Java Moss – Vesicularia dubyana
Hygrophila polysperma
Hornwort – Ceratophylum demersum
Crypt Wendtii – Cryptocoryne wendtii
Crypt Balansae – Cryptocoryne Balansae
Anubias barteri – Anubias barteri v. barteri
Anubias nana – Anubias barteri v. ‘nana’
Golden nana – Anubias barteri v. ‘nana golden’
Crypt Becketii – Cryptcoryne becketii
Bacopa – Bacopa caroliniana
Micro Crypt – Cryptocoryne petchii

For more information on each of these plants please take a look at our plants in our shop.