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Inga 06-16-2012 06:44 PM

What is your favorite Aquarium plant? Why?
 
Well, just like it says, What is your favorite Aquarium plant? Why?

I think my favorite is the Amazon Sword. I think because it is easy, gets quite large and to me, is very beautiful. There are so many others that I also love but if I could only have the one, it would be a sword. My second choice would be Pennywort because it can be floated or planted, it grows very fast and I think is also a lovely plant.

Varkolak 06-16-2012 07:11 PM

peacock moss... because its just wow

coydog429 06-16-2012 10:22 PM

I would have to say that my favorite is the Anubus nana. I love the little leafs that shoot out and the fact that you can get one plant that grows the entire length of your aquarium without really trying. Plus it loves the low light I have for my guppy tank lol

Inga 06-17-2012 07:11 AM

I would love to see photos of both of those in your tanks.

coydog429 06-17-2012 12:32 PM

Will gladly get you a pic of it when I get my camera back. Though I just cut it and gave some to my mom for her betta tanks.

Inga 06-20-2012 07:08 AM

Hmph! Nobody else here has a favorite aquarium plant?

Stormfish 06-20-2012 04:49 PM

Of all the plants I have, I like the Cryptocoryn Undulata the best. I like the ruffled look of the leaves, how dark green they are, and the deep red undersides. I also like that it's not a fast growing plant like the cabomba, swords and Kompacts I have in the tank. I have it separated off from the rest of the plants so it doesn't just blend in.

Romad 06-20-2012 06:23 PM

I'm with you on the swords Inga. Those and my Cabomba when I can keep it rooted.

brad himself 06-22-2012 01:06 AM

I think I'm too new to this hobby to have a favorite plant. I wouldn't call this my favorite, although, I received some peacock moss from a boarder here and it is so gorgeous. It's such a dark green and so lush, you can do anything with it. It makes me want to start aquascaping! I would take a picture, but, I just really can't be bothered to do it right now.

Boscobear 06-22-2012 01:41 AM

And my winner is
 
Limnophila hippuroides (Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides')
Limnophila hippuroides (Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides')

Bought this plant as a bunched cutting, and it took a few months, 4 , for it to take off, and now it is a real looker. Why I like it, well for its looks, the plant grows tall and is bushy, and has quite a few different colors of red, and many shares of bright & darker greens, almost feathery types of leaves.

The place that I purchased the plants from has this description:

Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides' must be included in "the most decorative bunch plant" category. With it's numerous long slender leaves and vivid colors this plant is a 'must have'. It is an easy to grow plant that will tolerate most light levels making it an excellent aquarium plant.

I figure with my lower lighting levels that is the reason it took a while to root itself, and start growing.
Let me also state that these plants are to be handled delicately. Planting can be tough as they will break very easily, but since I planted them there has not been a problem with breakage in the water. I just have large hands, and these plants need gentile fingers.
They are real lookers in the aquarium, the leaves even have some shades of pink, and purple.
Last week I took cuttings from my original plants, and planted them in a different tank. Like I said not a real green thumb person, so lets see how this comes out.

Ron


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