Water Sprite / Ceratopteris thalicroides (MEGA HARDY PLANT)

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NOTE: The photos labeled "AS OF 1.23.23" is what the plant looks like that you will receive. 

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 8.20 the water sprite we are selling has been grown ABOVE water. (We are straight up about our stock unlike our competitors) It is a fast converter.

IT IS ONLY $7.95 at this moment while we convert it to an underwater growing MONSTER.

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Customer Reviews

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Mary Distler
Wonderful shade of Green!

The root system is strong. 4 plants in all. All very healthy green color, not one bad leaf on any of these plants. I can't wait to add more aquarium plants in the future.

Water wisteria

I received healthy plants and they were packaged well. They are floating in my aquarium and already producing roots.

Work in progress

Thought it would be healthier. I can see progress though. It will get there. My betta loves it

Dale Bowlus
Water Sprite

Good looking plants - Florida sun (heat) took a little toll on the shipping with cold pack, but plant seems to be councing back. Pleased with the nice bundle of plants and their roots.


I'm a novice with planted aquariums. Dustin and his crew makes it a great experience. The plants I received were in great health. The crew threw in plenty of extra plants and I was happily surprised. My tank looks great! Thank you for a great experience!!!