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Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosaefolia'

Telanthera

Relatively fast growing plant. Not hard to keep under good lighting and with CO2 fertilization. A little less demanding than the 'Lilacina' variety and does not grow as many aventitious roots. Best... more

$3.25*
Shipping Time 4-5 Working Days

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Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosaefolia' (Tissue Culture)

Telanthera (Tissue Culture)

Relatively fast growing plant. Not hard to keep under good lighting and with CO2 fertilization. A little less demanding than the 'Lilacina' variety and does not grow as many aventitious roots. Best... more

$12.95*
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Ammania senegalensis

Red Ammania

This plant is a classic! It has been present in Dutch style layouts since the early years. Its special leaf texture with slightly rolled-down leaves makes it an ideal accent plant as well as... more

$3.25*
Shipping Time 4-5 Working Days

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Anubias frazeri

Hybrid created by Ed Frazer from Piecies Aquarium Plant Nursery in Australia. It is fast growing for an Anubias and very decorative and easy to grow.

$12.05*
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Aponogeton capuronii

Capuron's Aponogeton

Very rare and demanding. Soft, preferaly flowing water will be required to keep this plant alive. Definitely a specialist's choice.

$8.75*
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Aponogeton rigidifolius

Keep in soft, slightly acidic water. This Aponogeton loves to grow near the filter's outlet. Provide ample light and a nutrient-rich substrate. This is one of the few Aponogetons... more

$6.55*
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Cabomba caroliniana

Green Fanwort

Restricted in CA, CT, ME, NH, VT, WA, MA, ID, MI, NY, PR, WI. If you order this plant from within any of the listed states we must cut it without replacement!

Venerable... more

$2.75*
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Cabomba caroliniana var. pulcherrima

Purple Carolina Farnwort

Native and present in North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. This is the purple variety of C. caroliniana. More light is required for this plant to develop the purple coloration.

$2.79*
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Ceratophyllum demersum

Common Hornwort

Restricted in CA,AZ,EU,PR. If you order this plant from within any of the listed states we must cut it without replacement!

Cosmopolitan plant. While it has proven to be... more

$2.75*
Shipping Time 4-5 Working Days

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Crinum natans (C.aquatica)

African Onion Plant

Architectural plant of somewhat rigid appearance. Great for larger aquaria. Depending on the size of the aquarium, suitable as a solitary or background plant. Not hard to cultivate but hard to find... more

$14.25*
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Crinum thaianum

Water Onion

Striking solitary plant in midsize to large aquaria. Also an effective background plant if used in very large aquaria. Once the bulbs have settled in, numerous adventitious bulbs are produced.

$6.09*
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Cryptocoryne ciliata

Spade Leaf

Slow growing Crypt which has been known to aquarists for a long time. Defnitely deserves more attention. (Hence, we have made it part of the standard range at Extraplant.) Its straight, erect... more (1 additional image)

$4.89*
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Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae

One of the most beautiful plants you can get your hands on! Use as a background plant or as a midground group. The latter method is very often seen in Dutch Aquaria. It is a very effective means... more (3 additional images)

$3.25*
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Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia

Heart Leaf Waterchalice

Lovely, light green Crypt with fairly thick-stemmed, broad leaves. Does well in all types of aquaria as it accepts a wide range of conditions. Very beautiful in combination with Echinodorus... more

$3.25*
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Cryptocoryne retrospiralis

Twisted Crypt

Similar to C. crispatula var. balansae. Leaves thinner and growth slower. Other requirements similar. 

$5.45*
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Cryptocoryne usteriana

Very variable species with several forms occuring in nature. This plant is very easy to keep and hence in our beginner's category. The leaves have a  wonderful, blistered structure and under... more

$6.55*
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Cyperus helferi

Restricted in CA
Amazing and indispensable plant if you want to achieve that grassy look. Larger clumps of this plant generate an image of pristine... more

$6.50*
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Cyperus helferi (Tissue Culture)

Cyperus helferi (Tissue Culture)

Amazing and indispensable plant if you want to achieve that grassy look. Larger clumps of this plant generate an image of pristine freshness that no other plant can achieve quite in this way. This... more

$12.95*
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Egeria densa

Anacharis

Restricted in AL, CT, LA, IN, ID, IL, NY, MI, ME, MA, NH, SC, VT, WA, WI. If you order this plant from within any of the listed states we must cut it without... more

$2.79*
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Egeria najas

Narrow Leaf Anacharis

This plant should be kept more often. It is a true aquatic plant and will grow happily in the tropical aquarium while being able to grow in low temperatures just as well. Unlike E. densa it will... more

$3.79*
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Hydrocotyle leucocephala

Brazilian Pennywort

Long known plant in Dutch style tanks. Favourite for planting in foreground corners. The stems will grow upright and, once they have reached the surface, will float which results in a nice frame... more

$3.25*
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Hygrophila corymbosa

Temple BlogLink

Very suitable plant. Leaves don't have the tendency to become brown or red under strong light.

All subspecies of Hygrophila corymbosa are recommendable aquarium plants. There are numerous... more (1 additional image)

$3.25*
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Hygrophila corymbosa var. 'Angustifolia'

Narrow-Leaved Hygrophila BlogLink

Restricted in CA, AZ. If you order this plant from within any of the listed states we must cut it without replacement!


Large form of the narrowleaved subspecies. Leaves... more (3 additional images)

$3.25*
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Hygrophila corymbosa var. 'Siamensis'

Narrow Leaf Temple

Smaller-leaved than the species. Oherwise very smilar, if somewhat more compact.

All subspecies of Hygrophila corymbosa are recommendable aquarium plants. There are numerous forms and... more (1 additional image)

$3.25*
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Hygrophila difformis

Water Wisteria BlogLink

Restricted in CA,AZ,TX,LA,EU

Decorative, suitable plant for all kinds of aquaria. Comes out best if planted cascading from back to front. Plant fairly densely. This will... more (1 additional image)

$3.25*
Shipping Time 4-5 Working Days

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Limnophila hippurioides

Demanding but wonderfully colourful plant if given ample light, enough free CO2 and soft water. Excellent if combined with Pogostemon stellatus and Ludwigia inclinata var.... more

$4.85*
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Limnophila indica

Giant Ambulia

Restricted in CA. If you order this plant from within California we must cut it without replacement!

One of the most beautiful fine-leaved plants and a truly large species.... more (1 additional image)

$3.25*
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Ludwigia arcuata

Needle-Leaf Ludwgia

Not as easy as other Ludwigias but a beautiful eye-catcher in the midground. Not dfficult if ket in a well-lit aquarium and CO2-fertilized water. Do not keep to warm! Striking plant under ample... more

$3.29*
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Ludwigia glandulosa
(L. perennis, L. peruensis)

Red Star Ludwigia

Probably one of the most striking and beautiful of all red species. Provide a well balanced fertilizer regime of mico- and macro nutrients to show off this plant to its best. If planted in a bright... more

$3.25*
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Ludwigia inclinata 'Green'

Very demanding, green form of this plant. Soft water and ample light are necessary to keep this plant happy. Definitely a species for specialists who can provide the strong light and ample CO2... more

$4.89*
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Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata

Similar to Pogostemon stellatus but with unserrated leaves. Co2-rich water with a pH below 7 and ample light are required for a succesul cultivation of this... more

$4.35*
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Ludwigia palustris

A true classic. Dutch Style aquarium setus are unthinkable without it. Under sufficient light, reddish shoots will develop nearer the light source whilst the basic colouration is a deep olive... more

$2.19*
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Ludwigia repens
(L. natans)

Creeping Ludwigia, Narrow-Leaf Ludwigia

Fast growing, green Ludwigia. Extremely attractive in the background. In Dutch Style aquaria, this was a staple plant, especially in the early years. It used to be a characteristic feature for this... more

$3.25*
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Myriophyllum heterophyllum

Restricted in CT, MA, ME, VT, ID, NY, WA, NH, PR. If you order this plant from within any of the listed states we must cut it without replacement!

Fast growing millfoil,... more

$4.35*
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Myriophyllum pinnatum (M. scabratum)

Foxtail BlogLink

Very fast growing, beautiful Millfoil. The red stem is a special feature of this species and provides a wonderful contrast with green or even red plants. more (1 additional image)

$3.25*
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Myriophyllum simulans

Filigree Myriophyllum

Restricted in AL CO CT ID IL IN MA ME MI NH NY VT WA WI .If you order this plant from within any of the listed states we must cut it without... more (1 additional image)

$3.25*
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Nesaea pedicallata ''Golden''

This plant is a selection from Nesaea pedicellata and grows in similar conditions. The main difference between the two plants is the brightly colored golden leaves. These golden leaves... more

$4.89*
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Potamogeton gayi

Not normally available at shops. Propagaion is easy through creeping rhizome. Lovely, delicate species, ideal for nature aquarium layouts.

$3.25*
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Rotala macrandra

Giant Red Rotala

Most striking species in the Rotala genus. Even under apparently ideal conditions, the shoot tips may curl up and growth will stunt. New shoots may form spontaneously after a while and... more (2 additional images)

$4.35*
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Rotala rotundifolia

Dwarf Rotala

Restricted in LA. If you order this plant from within any of the listed states we must cut it without replacement!

Easy to grow, small leaved Rotala. Depending on Light and... more (1 additional image)

$3.65*
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Rotala spec. "Nanjenshan"

Similar to Rotala wallichii but with yellow leaves. Needs soft water and strong light to keep healthy. If this is provided, this plant is a strong grower.

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$4.35*
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Rotala wallichii

Whorly Rotala

Deep red, narrowly upright accent plant. Demands similar to those of R. macrandra. Be careful not to add too many Amano-Shrimp (Caridina multidentata), as these will consider... more

$3.25*
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Shinnersia rivularis

Mexican Oak Leaf

Probably the fastest grower in our shop. Grows under low light but should be illuminated brightly to attain strong specimens. An absolute beginner's choice!

$3.25*
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Vallisneria americana (V. gigantea)

Giant Vallisneria, Water Celery

Restricted in CA!
Suitable only for very large aquaria as very long leaves are produced. Like all Vallisnerias, this species prefers hard water.

$3.25*
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Vallisneria asiatica

Corkscrew Vallis

Medium size Vallis. Does not twist as much as V. tortifolia and less light demanding. Sends out numerous runners.

$3.25*
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Vallisneria spiralis

Straight vallisneria

Contrary to its scientific name, this Vallis has stright leaves with minimal or no twisting. Nice background plant. Very easy and fast growing. Like all Vallisnerias, a plant for beginners.

$3.25*
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Vallisneria spiralis 'Leopard'

Leopard Vallisneria

Same as the species but with conspicuously red striped leaves. Very handsome.

$2.15*
Shipping Time 4-5 Working Days

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