Here we offer a large variety of fresh water plants. Our online catalogue showcases the variety of plants available on the South African market. Please researched your plants thouroughly for thier care and needs to flourish appropriately in your aquarium.
Please note that due to the nature of these items offered to you and the volitility of demand, these are living organisms and avalability varies according to season and popularity. If you are unsure please contact us for further details. Our physical store carries a large amount of these plants offered and the choices changes on a weekly basis.
The online catalogue of plants shown is all the plants we are growing in our various green houses that is not open to the public. So please feel free to visit our store for viewing these plants. If you cannot find a plant you are looking for please advise us so that we can look into this and source if possible.
We choose a random selection of plants both colours of greens and reds and various heights from short to tall plants.
This is a random mix of plants as per qty you select.
Selection of plants is random and not by choice, "Lucky Packet" if you will.
Acorus gramineus is also used as a border plant for fish ponds, it can survive in and out of water but if using it as a terrestrial plant make sure that it is kept in moist soil all of the time. It will only flower if partially submerged.
The Alternanthera Reineckii 'Lila' is reddish purple stem plant that makes for the perfect mid or background addition to your aquarium. Like the other AR varieties, this one exhibits the same captivating red coloration that adds a refreshing change from the usual green aquascape.
It is an easy to grow stem plant that will thrive in most aquariums. The plant typically grows to a height of 20 to 50 cm, even taller under high light conditions. The width of each stem is about 10 to 15 cm based on leaf growth. The leaf is oblong-elliptic to ovoid.
Alternanthera Bettzickiana is a popular choice for beginners due to the fact that it's pretty easy to grow. Most red stem plants can prove difficult to get that vibrant red color without providing high CO2 and micronutrients. This plant can stay vibrant red with relative ease but if nutrients and lighting are severely lacking, the leaves can dull out to an orange hue.
It prefers high nitrates and high phosphates so dosing fertilizers such as UNS Plant Food will help speed up growth and keep coloration at its best.
This is one of the most beautiful plants you can find for sale in fish shops. Its intense, uniform, violet-red tone is unmatched, but it has one fatal "flaw" - it is NOT a true aquatic plant! This plant is suitable only for terrariums and paludariums. When completely under water, it can only survive for a short period of time, a few weeks at most.
Alternanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. It is a widespread genus with most species occurring in the tropical Americas, and others in Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Water Sprite (Ceratopteris cornuta) is an aquatic fern and resembles Ceratopteris thalictroides though the former has more delicate leaves. It is often sold as a floating plant where it develops a very ornamental root system that is suitable for the foam nest building labyrinth fish.
Fine Leaf Indian Fern Ceratopteris Siliquosa is a fast growing, undemanding aquatic plant that is a great choice for beginners. This aquatic plant has the potential to grow submerged in an aquarium and if parameters are good, has the capability to grow above the water's surface as well.