Hah, yeah plants is a whole new ball game.
To be honest, I'm not to great when it comes to stocking plants. I recognize a few but for the most part I go to my LFS and pick plants that I like, then find out light requirements ect.
It would depend on the size of your tank too. I don't imagine you would want swords in a ten gallon right? They just get to big, even with trimming.
A pretty common one that does well even in low lighting would be something like java fern. I also bought a hygropolyseprma, and it didn't look like it was doing to well at first, but now I have three and they are still sprouting new little plants off of them. I also have another plant that I can't even remember the name of... I'll post it if I find the info that came with it. But this plant is crazy, I bought two and I think I have probably 8 or so in my tank now, and it grows so tall before I get a chance to trim it the current from the filter breaks it off, so I replant and have a whole new plant.
The other plants in my tank were given to me so I couldn't tell you what they are, ones kinda like grass :) I love it.
Lol sorry this is a lot of crap that doesn't really help you out with anything. But you'll be fine with any low lighting plant. Maybe try some moss? Thats what I want, and you can get crazy kinds on the internet. Just stay away from any plants that are red. They require a co2 injection and you would just be wasting your money.
I bought clay stuff that you put in your substrate and its supposed to help your plants, but I have no plants in that tank yet so I don't know how well it works. But I always use liquid ferts, and it just provides nutrients to your plants they couldn't get anywhere else. Also you may be interested in removing the carbon from your filter because it just removes good nutrients from your water that your plants need. You just add a little every week after your water changes, but once you use it for a while you don't need to do it so much. I usually do it bi weekly, sometimes longer when I forget
I hope this helps a little! I'm sure another member will help you choose some plants.