Stem plant with red leaves that presents different shapes and shades. The upper part of the leaf can vary from sage green to brown, while the lower surface is purple-red. A good iron bridge intensifies the color red. It's easy to grow the plant in proper conditions that include intense illumination and quality substrate, rich in iron. In large aquariums, plant it in small groups spaced around the center of the aquarium. The red leaves make it a central specimen.
Commonly available plant, similar to grass that varies in height depending on the light conditions. Intense lighting determines the formation of short plants. Although it is easy to care for, a good fertilization and a lean environment, free of debris, don't allow the plant to die. You can separate dense plants and replant it, encouraging further development.
Foreground plant with an attractive grassy aspect, which, under suitable conditions, spreads along the substrate, creating a carpet appearance. As other leaf thin plants in the foreground, intense light is needed for healthy growth. It's also commercially available as higher varieties, Eleocharis acicularis.
It adapts to most aquarium conditions, while appreciating intense illumination. The jets rapidly reach the surface, where the leaves spread easily, shielding the light of the aquarium. To prevent other plants from not being lit, you have to prune it regularly. It also grows in damp conditions.
Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’ comes from Argentina. It has compact, round and fresh light green leaves on creeping stalks and creates a fast-growing carpet in the front of the aquarium. The plant can grow in light shadow, but requires good light conditions, as well as CO2 additive, in order to develop optimally and become really compact.
This featherlike Fissidens-moss with tight deep green down comes from North America. It grows relatively slow and requires much more light than other mosses. Suitable for binding roots and stones both vertically and horizontally in the aquarium.
Delicate-looking species, with small leaves, it is ideal if planted in groups in the background or in the center. The lighting should be relatively intense. With strong light and sufficient nutrients, the leaves change from green to purplish rose on the top of the plant. Available in green/red/blood red coloration.
RM 8.00–RM 10.00
Best described as Christmas moss' big brother, but from Asia, 2-10 cm tall, rougher and bigger with deep green, branched shoots. Spiky moss does best on vertical surfaces where the branched shoots settle in. It grows fast and requires a lot of light to do well.
RM 10.00–RM 30.00
Taxiphyllum barbieri from South-East Asia is a hardy plant which makes few demands on the water or light. The moss becomes 3-10 cm thick and grows willingly on any surface, so it is ideal for decorating stones and tree roots or concealing installations in the aquarium. Attach the plant with a piece of fishing line or cotton thread until it has gained a hold on the décor. If its growth becomes too luxuriant, it can be pruned with scissors. In breeding aquariums Taxiphyllum barbieri is a wonderful hiding place for the young fish.
RM 8.00–RM 20.00