Pogostemon Helferi

Pogostemon Helferi is an unusual tank plant with very nice ornamented leaves. It is small sized and it has incredible green coloring. It quickly forms a very impressive green carpet in the foreground and in the middle of the tank.

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Amazon sword

Amazon sword (Echinodorus amazonicus or Echinodorus grisebachii in Latin) is one of the most popular tank plants. It is undemanding, good looking and grows fast – this is all both beginner and experienced aquarists need.

We’ll tell you how to cultivate Amazon sword properly, how to care about it and grow it. Let us mention right away, that there are some issues with classification of this plant kind.

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Java fern

Among popular tank plants there are two species with prefix Java. This is Java moss and Java fern. Our article is about the latter.

Actually, there are many varieties of Java fern. As a rule they differ from each other in their leaves size and shape, but they are very similar in terms of growing conditions. Therefore everything written here is applicable for other fern kinds.

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Amazon frogbit

Amazon frogbit (Limnobium Laevigatum) is a kind of aquatic plants of Hydrocharitaceae family. This is a popular undemanding floating tank plant with round glossy leaves. Provided with proper conditions it can cover all the tank surface with its leaves. In this case you should remove excessive amount of plants.

Amazon frogbit has fibrous roots which perfectly clean tank water from suspended matter. Due to its unpretentiousness the plant is rather widespread among aquarists. In home tanks you can make it grow uniformly during the whole year round.

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