New to planted aquariums and looking for the best aquarium plants for beginners? We have listed our top 10 aquarium plants for beginners that do well in a variety of conditions. Generally all plants in this list can tolerate low light, low co2 and do not require much in the way of maintenance. However, some looking after is required, we recommend a minimum of 50% water changes per week and some fertilizer dosing to the water column. Prune plants when necessary and trim off old/tired/dead leaves. Keeping organic waste to a minimum is important in keeping algae away. So keep on top of those water changes!
Top 10 Aquarium Plants for Beginners
1. Anubias Nana
2. Java Fern
3. Vallisneria Spiralis
4. Cryptocoryne Wendtii
5. Hygrophila Polysperma
6. Aponogeton Crispus
7. Java Moss
9. Bacopa Monnerii
10. Elodea Densa
Have you tried Cryptocorynes in your planted aquarium? This one in particular, the Cryptocoryne Wendtii, is probably the easiest to grow. Like all crypts, it will probably suffer some ‘crypt melt’ when you introduce in to your aquarium during the first few weeks. Do not panic! This is normal. Like many aquarium plants, it is simply adapting to it’s new conditions. Many old leaves will melt (which you should trim away with scissors to speed the process up) and new leaves will start to appear.
The Cryptocorynes Wendtii doesn’t need much light, and as a result you are not required to inject co2 either. However, substrate tablets or light liquid fertilisation is recommended for strong growth.
Other than that this crpyt should do well in a variety of water conditions and makes the ideal low tech aquarium plant – see here for prices :Cryptocoryne Wendtii
The quality of plants around in today’s market is great. You can find quality, healthy and vibrant plants if you know where to look. We now bring you some truly stunning plants from European suppliers. Grown in perfect conditions by our suppliers, these plants offer stunning value for money and you can be sure they will get off to a great start in your aquarium.
Furthermore, what sets us apart is we store these plants in the same way our growers would. We keep them out of the water in humid conditions and feed plenty of nutrients to help them grow and be strong. So you can be sure the plants you are ordering have been looked after properly and will arrive healthy, algae/snail free and bursting with life! Not only this, because they are kept in this way, they also ship much better!
Here’s a list of benefits when buying these plants:
- Guaranteed to be algae/snail free.
- Strong, healthy plants to ensure they get off to a great start.
- Well developed root structures.
- They ship much better, ensuring they arrive in great condition.
Here’s a sneak peak into one of our grow systems where we hold the plants:
For the full range, take a look at our new range of European Aquatic Plants.