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.
I purchased some water sprite from Dustin after having stumbled upon his YouTube channel. No complaints whatsoever! It’s actually been a couple months since I’ve received the plants ( I wanted to give it a proper review ) and I’ve had to trim, trim, and trim some more because it is growing nonstop! Plants came in super healthy, extremely quick, with many extras that allowed me to float it in another tank. Water sprite is not only a versatile plant but it soaks up some nitrates, exactly what D mentioned. Dustin is super knowledgeable and since then I’ve continued to feed my aquarium addiction through his store. Will be a lifetime supporter, and definitely give his plants a shot!
Ordered one water sprite and got a huge amount! I filled in the back of half a 10gal and had ample extras! Small new growth plants with healthy roots but also larger bushes with healthy roots! Very easy to plant :]
Really nice full and healthy bunch. Another great experience with Dustin's!
Great plant!! Sent more than I was expecting!!
While you can tell this plant was grown above the water (leaf shape), this is still a great plant. Overall, a very well priced plant that is of good quality. Plus, I got some free snails!