Floating Plants




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Amazon Frogbit

Amazon Frogbit

(Limnobium laevigatum) Amazon Frogbit is the most amazing looking floater. ONLY the leaves actually float. The stems and base and of course the roots are all below the surface of the water. This plant will grow in all water conditions and outside as long as it is not freezing. It likes light but will withstand med low conditions with no real ill effects. It also soaks up nitrates and Nitrites from your water. These are not full size mother plants right now so each order is for 3 plants .
$0.95

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Asian Water Grass

Asian Water Grass

(Hygroryza aristata) This is a TRUE Grass. It floats on the surface of the water and develops spongy floats at the base of each leaf. In high light it can develop wonderful purple leaves but in the average tank will be mainly green. The roots are less dense than most floaters but make great places for fry and shrimp to hide. this can also be grown emmersed where it will make a dense crown like clump of unusual looking grass. This is sold as a two node portion.
$2.49

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Azolla filiculoides

Azolla filiculoides

(Azolla filiculoides)-- Water Nymph fern, water fern or just Azolla, is one of the most attractive of the small floaters.. It is not as invasive as duckweed, And it shows some wonderful colors.. In Low to Med light it will be a mossy green while in Med High to High light it will go a crimson red. and many shades in between.. This can survive most US winters outside in a pond. It is also great Cichlid and turtle food and soaks up nitrates from Aquarium water like a sponge!! This has a much thinner and more pinnate leaf than A. caroliniana which we also sell These almost always loose roots during shipping.. please rinse them off before putting them in your tank to remove lost root strands. They will grow new roots quickly. This is sold as a 2+ fluid ounce portion
$2.10

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Broad Leaf Water Sprite

Broad Leaf Water Sprite

(Ceratopteris cornuta) Water Sprite is relatively undemanding. It will tolerate a wide range of light levels, from low to extremely high. It is not picky about water parameters either. It can be grown floating or rooted and will usually reproduce under almost any conditions.
$2.65

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Duckweed

Duckweed

(Lemna minor) This is the smallest of flowering plants. it floats on top of the water and can multiply like mad.. in a tank you MUST skim it off sometimes or it will shade the other plants too much. It makes excellent Turtle, Tilapia and other rift lake cichlid food as well as shading ponds to help keep them cooler. This plant also works as one of the BEST nitrate sponges known. and If you skim plants off place it in your house plant pots. It makes an unbelievable fertilizer!! this is sold as a 1/2 cup ( 4 fl oz.) of plants
$1.75

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Giant Duckweed

Giant Duckweed

(Spirodela polyrhiza) This is the largest of the duckweeds. It floats on top of the water and does NOT multiply nearly as fast as the more common duckweeds.. It however still can shade the other plants too much in an aquarium so skim it off when needed. It makes excellent Turtle, Tilapia and other rift lake cichlid food as well as shading ponds to help keep them cooler. this is sold as a 1/4 cup of plants
$1.75

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Jumbo Salvinia

Jumbo Salvinia

(Salvinia oblongifolia) Giant Salviia is a Free floating aquatic fern developing from a somewhat zigzagged horizontal stem (rhizome) that floats just under the water surface. The rhizome bears opposite pairs of rectangular floating leaves and a third submersed, filamentous leaf along each node. The roots are absent, although the submersed leaf has a root-like look. Floating leaves are three times longer than wide, measuring about 1 to 2 inches long and 1/2to 3/4 inch wide. Floating leaves lie flat or can be folded on the mid-rib depending on the density of the population. Individual plants commonly grow 20 - 25 cm long, Nearly all parts of the plant, except the upper leaf surface are sparsely clothed in chestnut colored hairs.
$4.05

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Narrow Leaf Water Sprite

Narrow Leaf Water Sprite

(Ceratopteris thalictroides) Water Sprite is relatively undemanding. It will tolerate a wide range of light levels, from low to extremely high. It is not picky about water parameters either. It can be grown floating or rooted and will usually reproduce under almost any conditions.
$2.00

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Red Root Floaters

Red Root Floaters

(Phyllanthus fluitans)Red root floater gets its name from the red roots that develop when the plant matures with high light conditions. The root structure is perfect for fry to hide in. It is a great plant for those who want to steer away from the common floating weeds, such as duckweed/frogbit and salvinia. The plant is easier to control than those listed above. It loves ferts especially NPK but also needs some trace and a good amount of iron. iron adds to its red colors and encourages flowering. This is a 4 fl oz. portion of nice sized plants
$3.40

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Salvinia minima

Salvinia minima

(Salvinia rotundifolia minima) Salvinia is a nice and easy floater.. the leaves are oval and make chains. the roots are not huge but work well for keeping fry safe. It is actually a fern and it grows quickly.. sometimes you may need to thin it out a bit but you can use it as a fertilizer for your houseplants.. Just throw it on the soil. IT absorbs nitrates from your tank and will release them to your houseplants. It helps reduce algae in your tank as well.. This plant also does exceptionally well in outdoor ponds. This is sold as a 2 fl oz portion.
$2.00

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