New Aquarium Plants For 2008

Florida Aquatic Nurseries New Aquarium Plant Introductions for 2007

Florida Aquatic Nurseries strives to bring several new plants to the market every year.  This year we have an exceptionally large list of new plants for production in 2008.  Check back as there are a few more varieties that we will be adding in the coming year.  One of which is a plant that we selected right here in our nursery. All of these plants are grown in large enough quantities to be available everywhere.  All you have to do is ask your retailer for them.


Anubias barteri var. nana 'narrow leaf'
Anubias barteri var. nana 'narrow leaf' is a great addition to any planted tank.  It thrives in low light envorionments forming dense clumps instead of sprawling like some of its larger relatives.  This aquarium plant is not very tall growing and easily fits into the foreground settings of many aquariums.  

Anubias minima
Anubias minima is an excellent aquarium plant.  Like the other anubias varieties it grows well in low levels of light.  This variety gets fairly tall adding a nice dimension of height to a planted tank.  It has longer slender leaves giving it a vary graceful appearance.

Bacopa australis
Bacopa australis
This bunch plant is easy to grow! Its numerous small round green leaves makes for an attractive grouping.  It tolerates lower light levels and makes for a great all around aquarium plant.

Echinodorus 'Ozelot Green'

This plant is very similar to Echinodorus 'Ozelot'.  The main difference is that the Echinodorus 'Ozelot Green' variety keeps a base color of green with red flecking in the leaves.  Echinodorus 'Ozelot' has a red base color to the leaf with deeper red flecking.

Hemianthus callitrichoides

Hemianthus callitrichoides
Hemianthus callitrichoides, or commonly called Dwarf Baby Tears is a nice addition to our potted plant line. This small aquarium plant is easy to grow and fills the foreground niche.

Hygrophila balsamica

Hygrophila balsamica

Hygrophila balsamica is a very decorative aquarium plant that resembles a smaller, more lacy form of Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis). It's easy to grow and does well under medium to high light.  This aquarium plant is sold in bunches only.

Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia'
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia' is a great selection with long slender leaves.  This makes for quite a neat look as its leaves flow with the current.  This aquarium plant is currently sold as a bunch plant.

Hygrophila corymbosa 'Kompakt'

Hygrophila corymbosa 'Kompakt' is a great aquarium plant selection.  It is a low growing form of Hygrophila corymbosa that has reddish newer leaves under bright light.  It also is a very dense growing plant that forms sideshoots readily to make an attractive cluster.  This is a great plant best suited for the foreground or midground areas of a planted aquarium. 

Lilaeopsis mauritiana

Lilaeopsis mauritiana

Lileaopsis mauritiana, or Narrow Leaf Microsword is a thin leaf, almost round, species of lilaeopsis. It is easier to grow in an aquarium because of it’s need for less light the traditional microsword, Lilaeopsis novaezemblae. This aquarium plants also fills the foreground niche.

Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'

Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'

Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides' must be included in "the most decorative bunch plant" category. With it’s numerous long slender leaves and vivid colors this plant is a 'must have'.  It is an easy to grow plant that will tolerate most light levels making it an excellent aquarium plant.

Ludwigia inclinata

Ludwigia inclinata
Ludwigia Inclinata is a decorative aquarium plant with leaves of green on top side and with silver under sides.  The leaves stay green even in high light. It bunches profusely creating a nice group in an aquarium.

Ludwigia ovalis

Ludwigia ovalis
Ludwigia ovalis is named after its almost perfectly round leaves. This aquarium plant gives you a different look than most other species of Ludwigia. Its pink/orange color is more delicate than other varieties of Ludwigia.

Myriophyllum tuberculatum
Myriophyllum tuberculatum is a great aquarium plant that is similar in appearance to Myriophyllum heterophyllum (red myrio).  Under ideal conditions this variety is much more striking in apperance because it's leaves display colors of bright orange and red.  This plant is a great addition to any aquarium, especially, those who are looking for something different and exciting.

Nesaea sp 'red' 
This species of Nesaea is brilliant red in color.  So bright is the red color that a person could believe that the plant is painted.  This aquarium plant requires a high level of light, but is well worth the effort.

Pogostemon stellata

Pogostemon stellata (Eusteralis)
Pogostemon stellata is one of the most decorative bunch plants in the trade. We produced and sold this plant in the early 90's as Euteralis stellata but then discontinued it. This aquarium plant needs lots of light and care but is worth the effort.

Pogostemon stellatus 'Broadleaf'

Pogostemon stellatus 'broad leaf'
Pogostemon stellatus 'broad leaf' is a stronger form of Pogostemon stellata.  The leaves are slighty broader in appearance with the colors remaining quite similar.  If you have not had success with Pogostemon stellata try this aquarium plant instead. 

Pogostemon helferi
Pogostemon helferi is an excellent aquarium plant to fill the foreground areas of a planted tank.  The ruffled edges of the leaves along with the star shape adds nice depth and texture. 


Rotala 'Nanjenshan'
Rotala 'Nanjenshan' is a nice addition to the bunch plant line.  This aquarium plant has a flourescent green color and will tolerate lower levels of light.  Rotala "Nanjenshan" will make a nice addition to any aquarium.

Vallisneria nana
Vallisneria nana is a newer addition to the aquarium plant industry. It originates from Australia and grows easily in a typical aquarium.  Vallisneria nana has very thin leaves and stays shorter than other varieities.  This aquarium plant also tolerates lower levels of light and is an excellent variety to try


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2008 New Aquarium Plants


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Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius'

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