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Common Name Scientific Name Temp pH dH Height Light Care
Amazon Sword, Echinodorus bleheri Amazon Sword -1 Echinodorus bleheri 68 - 86 F;
20 - 30 C
6 - 9 4 - 20 8 - 20 in;
20 - 50 cm
Low Easy
Amazon Sword, Echinodorus uruguayensis Amazon Sword - 2 Echinodorus Uruguayensis 59 - 77 F;
15 -25 C
5 - 9 0 - 20 8 - 20 in;
20 - 50 cm
High Easy
Anubias Nana, Anubias barteri Anubias Nana Anubias barteri 68 - 86 F;
20 - 30 C
5 - 9 0 - 12 2 - 6 in;
5 - 15 cm
Low Easy
Brazilian Ivy, Pennywort, Hydrocotyle Leucocephala Brazilian Ivy, Pennywort, Mushroom plant Hydrocotyle leucocephala 59 - 83 F;
15 - 28 C
5 - 9 0 - 20 4 - 8 in;
10 - 20 cm
Avg Easy

Cabomba caroliniana

Cabomba (green), Fanwort Cabomba caroliniana 65 - 79 F;
18 - 26 C
4 - 7 4 - 20 12 - 32 in;
30 - 80 cm
High Normal
Dwarf Hygrophila Polysperma Dwarf Hygrophila Hygrophila polysperma 65 - 86 F;
18 - 30 C
5 - 9 4 - 20 10 - 16 in;
25 - 40 cm
Avg Easy
Hornwort, Ceratophyllum demersum Hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum 50 - 83 F;
10 - 28 C
6 - 9 0 - 20 2 -  32 in;
5 - 80 cm
Avg Easy
Java Fern, Microsorum pteropus Java Fern Microsorum pteropus 65 - 86 F;
18 - 30 C
5 - 8 0 - 20 6 -  12 in;
15 - 30 cm
Avg Easy
Java Fern - Windelov, Microsorum pteropus windelov Java Fern- Windelov Microsorum pteropus windelov 65 - 86 F;
18 - 30 C
5 - 8 0 - 20 4 - 8 in;
10 - 20 cm
Avg Easy
Java Moss, Vesicularia dubyana Java Moss Vesicularia dubyana 59 - 83 F;
15 - 28 C
5 - 9 0 - 20 2 - 4 in;
5 - 10 cm
Avg Easy
Rotala Indica, Rotala rotundifolia Rotala Indica Rotala rotundifolia 65 - 86 F;
18 - 30 C
5 - 8 4 - 20 16 - 24 in;
40 - 60 cm
High Easy
Scarlet Hygrophila, Alternanthera reineckii Scarlet Hygrophila Alternanthera reineckii 63 - 83 F;
17 - 28 C
5 - 8 4 - 20 10 - 20 in;
25 - 50 cm
High Difficult
Vallisneria Spiralis Vallisneria (corkscrew) Vallisneria spiralis 59 - 86 F;
15 - 30 C
6 - 9 4 - 20 12 - 20 in;
30 - 50 cm
High Normal
Watersprite, Ceratopteris thalictroides Water Sprite Ceratopteris thalictroides 68 - 83 F;
20 - 28 C
5 - 9 4 - 20 6 - 12 in;
15 - 30 cm
High Normal
Wendtii Crypt, Cryptocoryne Wendtii Wendtii Crypt Cryptocoryne Wendtii 68 - 86 F;
20 - 30 C
5 - 9 4 - 20 6 - 10 in;
15 - 25 cm
Avg Easy
Wisteria, Hygrophila difformis Wisteria Hygrophila difformis 72 - 86 F;
22 - 30 C
5 - 9 0 - 22 8 - 20 in;
20 - 50 cm
High Easy

Comments by LittleHippyGirl from our Forum: Low light and low mainenance plants include: Java Fern, anubias, java moss, anacharis, and crypts. If you have at least 3 watts per gallon, you may be able to keeps some aponogetons and vallisnaria. The first three plants should not be planted in gravel- they should be floated or tied to an ornament. Before you buy plants, be able to recognize those I mentioned.