Water Sprite (Mega Hardy Plant)
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.
Arrived looking great and took to new environment very well. Already significant new growth within first two weeks.
Looks great! I just hope my Goldies don’t eat it 😂
As expected, after 7 days with the USPS my plants came in terrible. Spoke with Dustin and he gave me credit for the plants and filed a claim with USPS. I am more than happy with the results. The new plants came in 3 days and are beautiful. The packaging was great. Dustin said that he would take care of me and he did! Thanks Dustin!!
Took a little longer to ship, but no worries...Worth the wait. HUGE PORTION of 3 bunches of Water Sprite! Each bunch had at least 4 individual plants. And because it took longer to ship, got to have some good back and forth with Dustin;). Keep up the enthusiasm and great plants! I just placed another order of plants today. Be well D.
My plant order arrived on time and in great shape. The plants look great and are in the tank awaiting planting.
Merry Christmas to your family and crew. Mike