Anacharis Elodea (Easy Low Light Aquarium Plant)
*ATTENTION* This product ILLEGAL in Al, CA, CO, CT, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, NE, NH, NY, OR,SC, VT, WA, WI
Anacharis Elodea is a super hardy plant that I should have been carrying a long time ago. I'm all about beginners and this is about as beginner of a plant as you can get. Elodea (or Anacharis) is commonly used in ponds as well as aquariums. What I really like about Anacharis Elodea is how you can just break off a piece of it and shove it down in your substrate and grow a whole new plant.
YOU WILL RECEIVE 3-4 SOLID STEMS! MORE IF THEY ARENT DFT QUALITY :)
You have to love any plant that can handle that. Anacharis also is a great "filtering" plant. It can easily absorb excess nutrients in your tank. (That doesn't mean skip your water changes people) Anacharis has thick, sometimes bright green leaves (dependant on the light it is under) and is great for oxygen exchange. Here is a link to an old school Species Sunday video I did about Elodea/ Anacharis.
Another "filtering plant you might look into is Hornwort! This plant is great for any invertebrates.
Care Scale of 1-10 ( 1 it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)
Anacharis Elodea is a 1--- Almost a .5 :)
Can handle super low lighting, grows faster in higher light
Where to plant:
Get Elodea it while you can.
NOT Legal in Washington, Maine and several other states because of it's invasive nature. (We will just refund you if it is not available in your location :)
Arrived in great condition. a few snails hitched a ride, but were easily plucked off.
Given the COVID situation, I decided to install a small water feature/pond in my backyard as a quarantine project. Just used one of the round 35 gallon tubs that the big orange box store sells. I made some decorative items, decided to add fish, and zeroed in on Dustin's as a place that seemed to offer many types of aquarium/pond plants in one spot. Surprisingly not easy to find that kind of thing.
I ordered the Elodea as part of my test run for the pond to see if anything survives. The plant arrived in just 2 days -- one earlier than expected per USPS -- and it was well packed and wet. A couple of tiny snails tagged along but were easily taken care of by rinsing the plant. Though if I missed one, will it matter? Maybe one of the fish will eat it. I dunno.
I'm not an expert, but the plant looked healthy and I quickly installed it at the bottom of my little pond (rubber band and a rock were the required tools). It's too early to tell how it will do, but the fish are still alive, the water is a little bit clearer and no plants have died. The proof will be when I come back to buy more plants later on.
Got some really nice stems of anacharis that I ordered because a family member was asking about them. I shared with some friends right away and all are doing fantastic and growing well.
Cooked Elodea, Excessive heat temps effected the appearance of the product. They didn't look to good, but you cannot control the weather conditions, just the way things are packed for shipping. I would try Federal Express or United Parcel Service.
Loved it more then expected. Beautiful plant and there was plenty to split between 3 tanks.