Foreground Cover

Recommended Plants

  1. Staurogyne sp. 'Porto velho'
    Staurogyne Porto Velho is an attractive mid-ground plant which is hardy to most water types
  2. Hemianthus Micranthemoides
    Hemianthus Micranthemoides, one of the easiest mid ground and background plant.
  3. Eleocharis Belem "Japanese Dwarf Hair Grass"
    Eleocharis Belem aka "Japanese Dwarf Hair grass" is probably the shortest hair grass available today
  4. Hydrocotyle verticillata
    Hydrocotyle verticillata is a foreground plant with leaf shape that resembles mushrooms
  5. Hemianthus Callitricoides
    HC Cuba as it is popularly known is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world.
  1. Awl-leaf arrowhead (Sagittaria Subulata)

    The perfect aquatic plant for those just starting to keep live plants in their aquariums.
    fast
    lowmedium
    easy
    • Plant Type - Rosette
    • Size - Leaves can grow to a length of up to 60 cm. Less dense groups will result in lesser growth of only 5 to 10 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 5 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 18 to 28 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Midground
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    Updated:
    Nov 1, 2017
  2. Baby Tears Dwarf (Hemianthus Callitrichoides)

    Extremely prominent as a foreground aquarium plant in the aquarium plant exchange.
    fast
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Spreading Rhizome, Stem
    • Size - 68-82 F
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 18 to 28 °C (tolerance) / 24 to 26 °C (Optimum)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Oct 23, 2017
  3. Clover Four Leaf (Marsilea Quadrifolia)

    A great water clover plant that is highly suitable to add diversity to your aquarium.
    moderate
    broadspectrum
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem; rhizome or creeping stem; fern
    • Size - Usual maximum size in aquariums: 0 - 10 cm (0 - 3.94 inch)
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 5 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C
    • Placement - Background
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    Updated:
    Nov 6, 2017
  4. Clover Four Leaf Dwarf (Marsilea Hirsuta)

    A dwarf clover plant that provides variety in your tank with its clover shaped leaves
    moderate
    broadspectrum
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - 5-20cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - These plants require at least 0.75 watts per litre, however they have a low CO2 requirement.
    • Temperature - 24 - 26 C
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Nov 6, 2017
  5. Echinodorus Tenellus

    Echinodorus Tenellus, the smallest of all Echinodorus species.
    moderate
    medium
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Carpeting
    • Size - Usual maximum size in aquariums: 5 - 10 cm (1.97 - 3.94 inch)
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 15-25 mg/L
    • Temperature - 20 - 29 °C (68 - 84.2°F)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Dec 15, 2017
  6. Elatine hydropiper

    Elatine hydropiper is a new foreground plant that is similar to glossostigma but smaller in size.
    moderate
    high
    hard
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Height: 2-5 + cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 26 °C / 16 to 26 °C (Optimum)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Dec 13, 2017
  7. Eleocharis Belem "Japanese Dwarf Hair Grass"

    Eleocharis Belem aka "Japanese Dwarf Hair grass" is probably the shortest hair grass available today
    slow
    medium
    easy
    • Plant Type - Carpeting
    • Size - Height: 3-5cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 15-25 mg/L
    • Temperature - 15 - 25 °C (59 - 77°F)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Dec 15, 2017
  8. Fissidens Nobilis

    Can be planted on the substrate, joined to a wood or rocks, and used with suction cups to the glass.
    slow
    medium
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
    • Size - Height: 3-10 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 18 to 26 °C
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Oct 29, 2017
  9. Glossostigma (Glossostigma Elatinoides)

    Considered one of the smallest aquarium plants, it can be found growing in swamps.
    fast
    high
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem, rhizome or creeping stem
    • Size - One of the smallest aquarium plants with Size: 2-3 cm (1-1.5in)
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 22 to 26 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Oct 29, 2017
  10. Gratiola Viscidula

    Gratiola Viscidula is a new stem plant that grows short and can be used in the mid ground.
    slow
    mediumhigh
    easy
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Height: 3-10+ cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 15-25 mg/L
    • Temperature - 21-27 °C
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Dec 13, 2017
  11. Hairgrass Dwarf (Eleocharis Acicularis)

    With its hair-thin leaves, Hairgrass is a standout amongst lawn-forming aquarium plants.
    moderate
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Spreading rhizome or creeping stem
    • Size - Max height: 20 cm, but usually smaller in aquarium.
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 15 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 27 °C (tolerance) / 20 to 25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Oct 29, 2017
  12. Hemianthus Callitricoides

    HC Cuba as it is popularly known is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world.
    moderate
    high
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Carpeting
    • Size - Height: 3-5cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 21 - 27 °C (69.8 - 80.6°F)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Dec 15, 2017
  13. Hemianthus Micranthemoides

    Hemianthus Micranthemoides, one of the easiest mid ground and background plant.
    fast
    high
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Height: 10-30cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 15 to 31 °C / 22 to 28 °C
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Dec 15, 2017
  14. Hydrocotyle Tripartita "Japan"

    Hydrocotyle tripartita 'Japan' is a fantastic low spreading foreground plant.
    fast
    high
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Tissue Culture Plants
    • Size - Height: 2"-3"
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 64–82°F (18-28°C)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Nov 20, 2017
  15. Hydrocotyle verticillata

    Hydrocotyle verticillata is a foreground plant with leaf shape that resembles mushrooms
    moderate
    high
    easy
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Height: 2-8+ cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 15 - 25 °C (59 - 77°F)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Dec 15, 2017
  16. Java Moss (Vesicularia Dubyana)

    A creeping plant that thrives on rocks, etc. It flourishes in low light and likes warm waters
    slow
    medium
    easy
    • Plant Type - Moss / liverwort or fern prothallium; epiphyte or epilith
    • Size - The leaves are 10-14 mm long
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 32 °C / 15 to 30 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Midground
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    Updated:
    Nov 2, 2017
  17. Marsilea Crenata

    Marsilea crenata or Four Leaf Clover Dwarf doesn't demand high light and CO2
    moderate
    medium
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Carpeting, rhizome or creeping stem, fern
    • Size - Height: 3 - 10+
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 5 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 65 – 84 F
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Dec 13, 2017
  18. Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' (Micranthemum Tweediei)

    Has compressed, bright green leaves on creeping stalks & sprouts rapidly creating a beautiful carpet
    fast
    high
    hard
    • Plant Type - Stem; Rhizome; Creeping stem
    • Size - Height: 1 - 3 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 26 °C / 22 to 24 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Oct 30, 2017
  19. slow
    high
    hard
    • Plant Type - rhizome or creeping stem
    • Size - Height: 3 - 6 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 28 °C / 15 to 24 °C (Optimal)
    • Placement - Foreground
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    Updated:
    Nov 4, 2017
  20. Monte Carlo (Micranthemum Tweediei)

    Monte Carlo (Micranthemum Tweediei) is an easy to grow aquarium carpets suitable for beginners.
    fast
    high
    hard
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Height: 1 - 3 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 22 - 28°C
    • Placement - Foreground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Nov 20, 2017