Foreground plants

shorter plants for the fore ground



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Glosso portions

Glosso portions

(Glossostigma elantoides) This is by far my favorite carpet plant. I have had both great successes and great failures with this wonderful little plant. Take each strand (you'll normally have 1-2in of plant) and, with tweezers, bury them along your substrate making sure only the leaves are showing (no roots). Each strand should be placed about 1/3 in from each other, this will allow for optimal growth without the plant overshadowing itself to begin with. If you want a thick carpet then plant it 80-90% of where you want it to grow. It needs high-very high light to grow as a LOW carpet, if it doesn't get high light then it will grow upwards towards the light instead of a carpet. It also loves ferts and CO2. After a couple of weeks you will see the glosso spread rapidly, and if you use CO2 it will produce thousands of tiny bubbles. After 2 months it was a lush carpet that I had to prune to keep it from covering everything. It also has and immense root system so if you have to remove it for whatever reason, the whole carpet will come up in one go (not called a carpet plant for nothing) and take a lot of substrate with it. Sold as a 4 ounce portion cup worth like seen in the pic. this...
$2.99

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Hygro Kompact

Hygro Kompact

(Hygrophila corymbosa var. kompact) This is a very compact variety of Hygrophila corymbosa, with the leaves set very close to the stalk. It forms many side shoots, enhancing the compact appearance. The leaves are a dark brownish green when the plant is delivered, but after a transitional period in the aquarium they will turn light green with silver-white on the underside. This plant will tolerate medium light, but will show much more red in higher light. In strong light,the newest leaves will be reddish brown in color. Over time, the oldest leaves will die away. New leaves will start to appear quickly to replace the older ones until it becomes a very low but dense "bush." Note: Extreme leaf loss (except just after shipping) may be a sign of light levels that are too low. This plant is sold per stem pricing.. I will have new pictures in next day or so.
$1.40

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Littorella uniflora

Littorella uniflora

(Littorella uniflora) these are wonderful small foreground plants.. they survive in most any conditions from cool water to tropical temps and from high light to almost unlit. They reproduce via runners like vals and sag but only attain about 1/2 inch in height. these are sold be the individual pant.
$0.90

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Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'

Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'

( Micranthemum tweediei) Wow!! do you want dwarf baby tears but are tired of it dying??? Is Giant baby Tears too large and grows up too fast? If so then you have been wanting this plant. Micranthemum ' Monte Carlo ' as it is commonly called is the best of ALL worlds.. It likes high light but med light is more than enough to make this carpet your tank well. CO2 is always helpful but in no way required for this plant.. It will take hard to soft water and alkaline to acid AND-- get this-- It has a more weeping habit instead of growing straight up. as a carpet in the tank it will form dense carpet and grow upwards.. KEEP it trimmed or the bottom part will die off. However If you attach it to rock or driftwood it becomes dense and hangs downward instead of going straight up. Leaves are round and somewhere between dwarf baby Tears and Giant baby Tears in size.. Leaf color is bright green and growth habit is dense especially with regular trimming.. Give it two weeks after initial planting for the first trim. Then trim every 2 weeks to keep it dense and green and happy. This truly is an EASY plant.. this is sold as a 4 fl oz portion of stems but I will be offering mat forms very soon!
$4.00

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Microsword/ Copragrass Mat

Microsword/ Copragrass Mat

(Lilaeopsis brasiliensis)MicroSword, sometimes called Copragrass, is a great plant for beginners and advanced aquarists alike. An attractive bottom covering plant with long light green grassy leaves, it will spread out in thick carpet.It makes an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. Microsword is amphibious, and will thrive either partially or fully submersed. Microsword appreciates a soft substrate that is rich in nutrients. Provide the plant with moderate lighting MicroSword propagates from the many runners that will branch off the root area. It grows exceptionally fast, and will quickly cover the bottom of the tank. This is sold a s a mat style growth. This is for one square inch of mat. you can buy as many as you would like. I can leave them as one whole mat or cut them up for you. just let me know which you would prefer.. Again this is for one square inch of mat similar to the pic.
$0.95

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Pygmy Chain Sword Narrow Leaf Loose

Pygmy Chain Sword Narrow Leaf Loose

(Echinodorus tenellus) This is a Sword Plant in miniature. The leaves will not grow up further than 2.5-3 inches from the base. It reproduces via chains or runners from the base of the main plant. It can also bloom and produce seed, but the seed is difficult to germinate. The plant is commonly known as "Mud Babies" here in the south, because it can produce very long chains of plants in the dark mud along lakes, ponds, and rivers. It, like all swords, prefers a nutritious substrate with iron supplements. It can be grown emersed and will bloom more readily if grown above water. these are sold as individual bare root plants
$1.20

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Staurogyne repens

Staurogyne repens

Staurogyne repens AKA Tropica #49 is a fantastic new foreground plant. It is a stem but grows fast and thick. It almost reminds me of the old standby English Ivy for a ground cover. LOL Each stem is easily planted in the foreground and it will root and grow then it can be clipped and replanted and the old stem will develop several new growth heads. This plant reproduces like crazy by clipping. CO2 is helpful but not necessary. Light and some nutrients however are! This may also be grown emersed in bog like situations. This is sold by the stem!
$1.25

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