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zombiefish610 09-24-2009 02:21 PM

List of Low Light Plants
I've been searching around for low light plants. In my search I came across this list. I figured I would share my findings with everyone. Hope this helps some people. Enjoy!;-)

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
Green Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma
Sunset Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
Ceylon Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon'
Rotala Rotundifolia - Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala Rotundifolia sp. Green - Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Green'
Rotala Indica - Rotala indica
Hornwort - Ceratophylum demersum
Parrots Feather - Myriophyllum aquaticum
Moneywort, Water Hyssop - Bocapa monnieri
Brazilian Pennywort, Pennywort - Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Crypt Wendtii - Cryptocoryne wendtii
Crypt Balansae - Cryptocoryne Balansae
Pygmy Crypt - Cryptocoryne pygmaea
Guppy Grass - Najas guadalupensis
Anubias barteri - Anubias barteri v. barteri
Anubias barteri 'marble' - Anubias barteri 'marble'
Anubias barteri v. 'glabra' - Anubias barteri v. 'glabra'
Anubias nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana'
Coffee leaf anubias - Anubias barteri v. 'coffeefolia'
Crypt retrospiralis - Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
Crypt spiralis - Cryptocoryne spiralis
Golden nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana golden'
Narrow leaf nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana narrow leaf'
Petite nana - Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite'
Philippine Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine'
Red Java fern - Microsorum pteropus "red"
Crypt Becketii - Cryptcoryne becketii
Pelia - Monosolenium tenerum
Waterwheel Plant - Aldrovanda vesiculosa
Bacopa - Bacopa caroliniana
African Water Fern - Bolbitis heudelotii
Hornwort - Ceratophyllum submersum
Crypt Aponogetifolia - Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
Micro Crypt - Cryptocoryne petchii
Tropica Sword - Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'
Downoi - Pogostemon helferi

zombiefish610 09-24-2009 02:23 PM

I'm sure there are others but this is the list I found. If anyone wants to add any low light plants not listed, please do.

Calmwaters 09-24-2009 02:52 PM

Good list thank you for shareing it.

borneosucker 09-24-2009 11:21 PM moss isTaxiphyllum barbieri
and singapore moss is Vesicularia dubyana

anyway thanks for sharing your research :)

MoneyMitch 09-24-2009 11:33 PM

Thank you sooooo much!!!!!

MoneyMitch 10-15-2009 12:05 AM

bump to keep this on the first page~

Jack Middleton 10-15-2009 02:22 AM

most plants can be grown in 'low light' (1WPG) as long as CO2 and NPK+traces are up to scratch.

I have had HC growing at 1WPG with 35ppm of CO2 and heavy fertilization.

WisFish 10-16-2009 03:43 PM

True. But I think the only way to get 35ppm of CO2 is to inject it. I think the point is, if you're not going to add CO2 then you better keep the light below 2watts per gallon or you'll have algae problems. (please, let's not go there) If you keep the light below 2watts per gallon then there's only certain plants that will grow.

Jack Middleton 10-16-2009 03:48 PM


If you keep the light below 2watts per gallon then there's only certain plants that will grow
True if ferts and CO2 arent being used, but algae may be present if the lighting is above 1WPG

Even though the WPG isnt a very good way of doing things seeing as its based on T12's

zombiefish610 10-16-2009 07:07 PM

I noticed no one has added others.

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