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Plants for the background will grow tall and serve as a mask for the background. Also with the background plants in the aquarium it is important to choose for contrasting plants with their neighbours. Look for contrast in leave color, shape, texture and height.

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  • Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink'
    €4.35
    from €3.48

    Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink' comes from South America and has a purple color on the underside of the leaves. This provides an effective contrast with many other green aquarium plants. Particularly when placed in a group.

  • Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig'
    €6.30
    from €5.04

    Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig' is a beautiful aquarium plant with an intense pink color and the leaf veins are slightly lighter in color. This cultivar has a more compact growth and the stem does not grow as tall as other Alternanthera species.

  • Anubias barteri var. glabra
    €8.30
    from €6.64

    Anubias barteri var. glabra is native to West Africa. A beautiful aquarium plant with thin leaves of 10 to 20 cm long and with a dark green color.

  • Anubias barteri var. barteri
    €8.30
    from €6.64

    Anubias barteri var. barteri comes from West Africa and is an easy aquarium plant. It grows under the same conditions as Anubias barteri var. nana, but with leaves of 25 to 40 cm high.

  • Aponogeton crispus
    €8.30

    Aponogeton crispus comes from Sri Lanka and is a beautiful plant for the aquarium. The transparent, wavy, light green leaves are about 25-50cm long and the plant is 15-25cm wide.

  • Ceratophyllum demersum Foxtail
    €8.30
    per container
  • Crinum calamistratum
    €13.25

    Crinum calamistratum comes from West Africa and is a particularly graceful aquarium plant with dark green, wavy leaves. These come from the tuber, are narrow and grow to a length of 40-120cm.

    Please inquire about availability

  • Cryptocoryne crispatula
    Type: In Vitro Cup Pot
    €7.25
    from €5.80

    Cryptocoryne crispatula comes from southern Thailand where it grows in water that can be quite hard. The leaves of this aquarium plant are thin, corrugated and can grow 20-60cm long.

    Available in Pot or Invitro cup

  • Cryptocoryne undulata 'Broad Leaf'
    €7.25
    from €5.80

    This variant of Cryptocoryne undulatus grows wild in the rivers of Sri Lanka. It is an easy plant and tolerates a wide range of aquarium conditions. The appearance of the aquarium plant will depend on these conditions.

  • Cryptocoryne usteriana
    €8.30
    from €6.64

    Cryptocoryne usteriana comes from Asia and is one of the larger species. The leaves grow 3-5cm wide and can easily reach 50cm long in the aquarium.

  • Cyperus helferi
    €6.30
    from €5.04

    Cyperus helferi comes from Thailand and is the first species to be used as an aquarium plant. The ribbon-shaped leaves are 20-35cm long and have a fresh green color.

  • Echinodorus 'Barthii'
    €8.30
    from €6.64

    Echinodorus 'Barthii' is a beautiful cultivar that makes a beautiful impression as a solitary in a large aquarium. The height of this aquarium plant is 25-50cm and also becomes 20-30cm wide. The leaf color varies from dark red to dark green.

  • Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae'
    €5.20
    from €4.16

    Echinodorus bleheri is an easy aquarium plant that comes from South America. The leaves are light green and grow to 20-50cm long.

  • Echinodorus cordifolius 'Flutans'
    €6.30
    from €5.04

    Echinodorus cordifolius 'Fluitans' is a fairly fast-growing Echinodorus from Mexico. A beautiful aquarium plant with round leaves of 20-50cm and therefore suitable for a larger aquarium.

  • Echinodorus osiris
    Type: Pot
    €5.05
  • Echinodorus 'Ozelot'
    €8.30
    from €6.64

    Echinodorus 'Ozelot' is a hybrid between Echinodorus schluteri 'Leopard' and Echinodorus 'Barthii'. A very beautiful aquarium plant with beautifully marked leaves of 20-40cm long.

  • Echinodorus 'Ozelot Green'
    €8.30
    from €6.64

    Echinodorus 'Ozelot Green' is a beautiful dark green variant of Echinodorus 'Ozelot'. A very beautiful aquarium plant with beautifully marked leaves of 20-50cm long.

  • Echinodorus palifolius
    €6.30
    from €5.04

    Echinodorus palifolius occurs in swampy areas in Brazil and has round leaves with horizontal leaf bases and grows to a height of 20-40cm.

  • Eleocharis montevidensis
    €6.30
    from €5.04

    Eleocharis montevidensis is an easy-to-use aquarium plant from America, whose fresh green shoots grow to a length of 20-40cm.

  • Hygrophila costata
    €4.35
    from €3.48

    Hygrophila angustifolia comes from South Asia and is a graceful aquarium plant that reaches a height of 25-60cm with leaves of 10cm long.

  • Hygrophila pinnatifida
    Type: In Vitro Cup Pot
    €7.25
    from €5.80

    Hygrophila pinnatifida is native to India. A particularly beautiful aquarium plant that develops red, brown and green tones on the leaves. It grows at an average speed and reaches a height of 15-40 cm.

    Available in Pot or Invitro

  • Hygrophila polysperma
    €5.20
    from €4.16

    Hygrophila polysperma comes from Southeast Asia and is one of the easiest plants for the aquarium. The stems are 25-40 long with light green leaves of 4-8cm.

  • Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
    €5.20
    from €4.16

    Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' is an easy-to-use aquarium plant of 20-40cm high with unique leaves on which the leaf veins have a pink color.

  • Hygrophila corymbosa 'Stricta'
    €4.35
    from €3.48

    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Stricta' comes from Thailand and is a fairly strong aquarium plant with a height of 15-40cm and leaves of 10-15cm long.