Water sprite (or Ceratopteris thalictroides if you want to get scientific) is a highly versatile plant.(often confused with Water Wisteria)
You can keep it floating at the top of your tank. Just throw it in.
When floated, water sprite will quickly multiply once established. I grew it like this in my 125 under high light and CO2 and it grew like crazy. I had runners all over the place...
This is an EXTREMELY HARDY PLANT. It can handle the abuse of a beginner but also reward someone who is more advanced.
It likes slightly higher calcium content. (Don't over think this unless you have like discus low ph water) It has a strong sturdy stem structure and will handle the abuse of rowdy fish. I have heard people keeping it with cichlids... I don't keep cichlids and promise nothing with those fish and most plants.
The only draw back to this plant is it has a strong "Stalk" like stem that periodically used to break off in rough shipping situations which is why you haven't seen it on our site for awhile.
What is cool about Water Sprite when floated is that is produces extensive, sweet looking roots down into the tank. It grows wide leaves that attempt to cover the waters surface. My angels loved this and your fish will like it as well. This is also beneficial for newly hatched fry as well as they can hide in the big roots. Water Sprite can also be rooted down just like a normal plant. It doesn't have the hardiest roots so you'll want to get it down in there pretty good. When grown under water it will have skinnier branchy leaves that look entirely different when grown above the water.
As of 11-14 the water sprite we are selling has been grown ABOVE water. (We are straight up about our stock unlike our competitors)
IT IS ONLY $5.99 at this moment while we convert it to an underwater growing MONSTER.
A good amount and in great shape. Would order again!
I have ordered a bunch of plants from Dustins store now. Every plant is alive thriving and doing well besides A little bunch crypt parva I got, but I think that was my fault anyway. This water sprite I got was super bright and green right out of the bag, and it instantly got greener as it got light from the tank it was in. It is growing like crazy, I’d definitely recommend this plant or any other from the store!
I have received 2 orders of plants from Dustin. Both orders were packed extremely well and the plants were in excellent shape when I got them.
So many plants for your money. I'm very impressed with the quality and quantity.
Hey dustin. didnt know how to email contact you about my issue. i recieved a bad batch of wisteria. my stems were broken and leaves with tons and tons of brown spots as well as the stems dying cause being brojken in half. im going to assume this is SHIPPING issue as your plants are usually great. please help me contact you for help! i dont want my money back maybe just a new stock. as usual i love your services and your help to us all!