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 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 :)
Loved it more then expected. Beautiful plant and there was plenty to split between 3 tanks.
I’ve had good luck with most plants I tried growing, but very tall background plants have been my nemesis. I decided to give anacharis a try and I love it! It grows unbelievably fast and looks great. It averages an inch every day! Some of it looked kind of Dr. Seuss crazy branching this way and that when I got it, but I planted it anyway, and after several days I had lots of new growth that was perfectly straight. I pulled the crazy pieces, cut out straight sections, replanted and it took off again. A week later, some of those stems are near the water line in a 24” tall tank. I spent like 5 bucks on this plant and I feel like I have a lifetime supply!
I received my four bundles in perfect condition, no melting or discolored branches! I was happy to see roots and new stems branching off of some of the pieces. A few snail hitchhikers, but no problem here! After almost a week they’re still looking fantastic! I included some pictures of the healthy leaves and roots!
My plants went right into my pond for oxygenation. They look fabulous!
This is such a cool looking plant! I love how it spreads ot and fills the space. It will definitely be great with shrimp!