Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aquarium Equip Live Aquarium Plants

1. 6pcs Giant Marimo Moss Balls 0.6"~1.2" (Cladophora aegagrophila) Live Plant Freshwater Aquarium

User Ratings: 60 14

Aquarium Equip MB2-3cm*6pc First Impressions

"There was no heat pack."

It even stuck to the corys who had to brush against a rock to get it off. So took it out and trimmed most of the leaves off and left a couple on each stem. Before you buy, do some research on the plants you will receive. I did a dry start and followed the instructions as directed very meticulously. Java Fern and Vallisneria, two of the easiest plants to have. Really perfect for my first tank plant. A lot of information online, came with 5-6 stems and healthy.

  • 6pcs Giant Marimo Moss Balls 0.6"~1.2" (Cladophora aegagrophila) Live Plant Freshwater Aquarium
  • Item Weight: 3.98 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Equip MB2-3cm*6pc
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Aquarium Equip MB2-3cm*6pc Final Thoughts

"It is still doing great!"

I would note they did not come with any instructions. Overall i'm happy with the purchase. I posted before and after pictures of both aquariums. My tank is a medium light, low-tech 55g set up. This is not my first time ordering from the seller. This time I just put it all over the bottom. No leaves have rotted and doing very well.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(93 Points)

2. Mainam Bucephalandra Godzilla Loose Live Aquarium Plant for Freshwater Fish Tank Decorations

Mainam BC104 First Impressions

"So far, so good."

Copper is toxic to inverts like snails and shrimp. I really didn't think this was going to be a great buy. After that it seemed to grow right before my eyes. I just wanted to see if it worked and it did. No leaves have rotted and doing very well. It's really cute and I have plenty of seed left over to play in other places. I will definitely reorder in future.

  • Mainam Bucephalandra Godzilla Loose Live Aquarium Plant for Freshwater Fish Tank Decorations
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANTS: Bucephalandra Godzilla 1 Loose. Perfect for all aquarium tank.
  • Difficulty - Easy ready to grow! | Light - Low | Growth Slow.
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED: In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stock.
  • Safe for your aquarium pets. Creating natural perspective. 100% pest snail disease free.
  • Manufacture: Mainam
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mainam BC104
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Mainam BC104 Final Thoughts

"I put them in the pond."

I did a dry start and followed the instructions as directed very meticulously. Eventually the whole stem started to rot. I haven't noticed any snails either could help that the plants arrived fairly dry. If I ever make another tank, I'm ordering from here again. Make sure you have a cleared area to plant. They floated for a really long time and eventually migrated together. Hopefully, this will help set what you will experience as well.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(5 Points)

3. Planterest - Anacharis | Elodea Densa Imported from Grower Live Aquarium Plant Stems Decorations BUY...

User Ratings: 56 8

Planterest B062 First Impressions

"Pretty neat."

Overall i'm happy with the purchase. Anubias Barteri, came with 3 leaves, tall and healthy. Such a wonderful and easy way to add whimsy to a tank. The Java fern has a ton of little baby java ferns on it now. I guess the heated water finally got them to grow. They've been in my tank 24 hours and are starting to adjust well. So I have a few more Java Ferns starting from this mother plant.

  • Planterest - Anacharis | Elodea Densa Imported from Grower Live Aquarium Plant Stems Decorations BUY2GET1FREE
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANT - 1 bunch imported Elodea Densa. (5+ stems)
  • SIZE - 5"+ length (Slightly different, May vary)
  • FREE ICE OR HEAT pack - Due to extremely weather, Ice and heat pack is available up on request. Simply put "ICE" or "HEAT" after your name on your shipping address.
  • 7 DAYS STAY ALIVE GUARANTEED - We stand behind our products. For some reasons If our plants died within 7 days, please message us with a clear photo. Refund or replacement will be applied.
  • With 30 years experience, please ensure that you will receive the best quality. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or concern. Our customer service team would be very happy to help you.
  • Manufacture: Planterest
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Planterest B062
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Planterest B062 Final Thoughts

"One last note."

And the amount of plants you get is by far the best deal. I posted before and after pictures of both aquariums. So took it out and trimmed most of the leaves off and left a couple on each stem. The moss is covering up the wires so you can no longer see them. You can see my cory is obsessed with it. I can imagine I will buy this again as I use up the seeds. A bit smaller than advertised but they'll grow.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(70 Points)

4. AUBNICO GOODGROWLIES Mainam Microsorum Pteropus Java Fern Trident Thin Leaf Potted Tropical Beginner...

User Ratings: 66 6

AUBNICO First Impressions

"Super fast delivery too!"

I know much thought was placed in picking these plants. I did trim some of the plants back to remove old leaves so only new ones are left. I would note they did not come with any instructions. But over all really lovely plants extremely happy. I haven't noticed any snails either could help that the plants arrived fairly dry. I just wanted to see if it worked and it did. I divided it between three tanks and all three divisions are looking good.

  • AUBNICO GOODGROWLIES Mainam Microsorum Pteropus Java Fern Trident Thin Leaf Potted Tropical Beginner Freshwater Live Aquarium Decorations Aquatic Plants
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANT: Microsorum Pteropus Trident 1 Potted (Thin leaf), Perfect for any aquarium tank.
  • Difficulty - Easy | Light - Low | Usage l Midground, Background.
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED : In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stocks.
  • Safe for your aquarium pets. Creating natural perspective. 100% pest snail and disease free.
  • Manufacture: GOODGROWLIES
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AUBNICO
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

AUBNICO Final Thoughts

"A cautionary tale."

The Java fern has a ton of little baby java ferns on it now. But I am also glad I purchased 2 orders 4 Oz is well 4 Oz. The sticky glue like glop it grows in was not a problem. If it grows as expected, I might be supplying local shops with it before long. Java Fern and Vallisneria, two of the easiest plants to have. Planted the roots and left the rhizome on top. Some leaves fell off, but overall doing very well.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(37 Points)

5. Red Flame Sword - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant

User Ratings: 56 16

Aquarium Plants Discounts First Impressions

"Added water on day 8."

Fast shipping, impressed with product. These ferns are the only plants in my aquarium so i KNOW it's from them. Some need more work then others to get them established. I absolutely love how this plant looks in my tank. I would note they did not come with any instructions. So I have a few more Java Ferns starting from this mother plant. I placed the bulk of the moss in the webbing and twisted it up to hold it in place.

  • Red Flame Sword - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant
  • IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • You get 1 young Red Flame Sword. An easy live aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium. PLEASE NOTE THE RED LEAVES WILL START COMING OUT ONCE ACCLIMATED TO YOUR AQUARIUM. TRANSITION PERIOD WILL TAKE 6-8 WEEKS DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT RECEIVED. THE PLANT LOOKS GREENER LIKE THE ONE ON PICTURE #2 WHEN SHIPPED.
  • Make your fish tank look natural and beautiful. Perfect for mid-size and large aquarium
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Plants & Pets
  • Item Weight: 1 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Plants Discounts
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Aquarium Plants Discounts Final Thoughts

"Great seeds!"

I treat it like my other swords and place a fert tab under the gravel. I haven't noticed any snails either could help that the plants arrived fairly dry. It's just not available in local pet shops. Eventually the whole stem started to rot. I can imagine I will buy this again as I use up the seeds. They still floated around for a bit but eventually settled to the bottom evenly. Proper care will take care of that.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(408 Points)

6. Multi-purpose jumbo 72-hour Uniheat Heat Pack for Cold Weather Shipping Plants, Live Insects, Reptil...

User Ratings: 77 4

Uniheat First Impressions

"I put them in the pond."

Hopefully, this will help set what you will experience as well. I haven't noticed any snails either could help that the plants arrived fairly dry. Would definitely recommend this product ESPECIALLY if you're new to aquatic plants. This is day 1& 2 Will post an update over time. Of course it's just a twisted clump of it now. Overall, at the moment, I'm pleased with my purchase. I just wanted to see if it worked and it did.

  • Multi-purpose jumbo 72-hour Uniheat Heat Pack for Cold Weather Shipping Plants, Live Insects, Reptiles, Tropical Fish and other temperature sensitive products. Protect products from cold weather. 5 PK
  • (5 Packs) Designed for reliable and steady heat release for 72+ hours.
  • Shipping warmer are excellent for shipping live insects, reptiles, tropical fish, flowers, corals and inverts needing warmth in shipping.
  • Produces an average temperature of 70°F in a standard 1cu. ft. shipping box.
  • Environmentally safe, disposable, and inner contents are biodegradable.
  • Manufacture: American Pioneeer International, LLC.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Uniheat
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Uniheat Final Thoughts

"Added water on day 8."

This is not my first time ordering from the seller. The Java fern has a ton of little baby java ferns on it now. I absolutely love how this plant looks in my tank. So I have a few more Java Ferns starting from this mother plant. But it's not a brilliant green but any stretch of the imagination. Photo was taken on 8 days after receiving seeds. I did trim some of the plants back to remove old leaves so only new ones are left.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(101 Points)

7. Greenpro Cryptocoryne Parva Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants TC Cup Fish Tank Decoration

User Ratings: 64 8

Greenpro First Impressions

"All together I'm pleased."

Photo was taken on 8 days after receiving seeds. It's not brow either, just a brownish green if that's possible. The plants picture is now, almost 7 months after I received it. I feel a little goes a long way too, so these two packages would plant a TON. Get the seeds exactly where you want them before adding water. Within 7 days I had an even beautiful carpet! Really perfect for my first tank plant.

  • Greenpro Cryptocoryne Parva Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants TC Cup Fish Tank Decoration
  • CRYPT PARVA : Live aquatic plant, Create stunning foreground in your tank, covering ground with bright grass green. Forming low growing with bushy look. Contrasting in texture and color.
  • SLOW GROWTH RATE : NOT much tirmming required. No special requirement. moferate light to keep them ideal growth pattern, with horizontal spread.
  • TISSUE CULTURE : also known as vitro plants. With high quality technology facilities and lastest tissue culture laboratory, TC cup from Greenpro grown with sterile process with special gel to ensure to be free from algae, disease, pest and snail.
  • BEST QUALITY : With our experience, every plants from Greenpro will be professionally inspected, packed and organized with suitable boxes for all weather conditions to make sure that will retain the freshness and healthiness to our customer hands.
  • RINSE! CUT! PLANT! : RINSE them under water and wash out any gel. CUT, divide into small portions. PLANT, ready to grow onto substrate, driftwood, rock etc.
  • Manufacture: Greenpro
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Greenpro
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

Greenpro Final Thoughts

"So far, so good."

Transfered into the aqurium on day 6. Some leaves fell off, but overall doing very well. EVERY SINGLE seed germinated and grew into a plant. I treat it like my other swords and place a fert tab under the gravel. But I decide to keep it and put it in my fish tank. I stuck the other pack in freezer dont think ill need anytime soon. All are very healthy for having been in the mail.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(52 Points)

8. Mainam Nesaea Pedicellata Golden Bunch Live Aquarium Plant Cutting Replant Hardy Aquatic

User Ratings: 45 22

Mainam B530 First Impressions

"Big healthy roots."

My fish and I are very happy with this purchase. It's really cute and I have plenty of seed left over to play in other places. Marble Queen, So hard to find information on its aquatic form. Some leaves came off but overall it is doing very well. If I remember I will will send photos and update this posting. But it's not a brilliant green but any stretch of the imagination. So I have a few more Java Ferns starting from this mother plant.

  • Mainam Nesaea Pedicellata Golden Bunch Live Aquarium Plant Cutting Replant Hardy Aquatic
  • Live Aquarium Plants : Nesaea Pedicellata Golden 1 Bundle. (Cutting Stems)
  • Difficulty - Easy ready to grow! | Light - Medium | Growth - Fast.
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED: In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stock.
  • Safe for your aquarium pets. Creating natural perspective. 100% pest snail and disease free.
  • Manufacture: Mainam
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mainam B530
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Mainam B530 Final Thoughts

"It was about 3 ft long!"

Photo was taken on 8 days after receiving seeds. After looking around I went ahead and decided to give these a try. Some leaves fell off, but overall doing very well. It even stuck to the corys who had to brush against a rock to get it off. Over night on the 7th day it sprouted all over the tank. In my low tech tank it grows slowly enough that it would be easy to control. I placed the bulk of the moss in the webbing and twisted it up to hold it in place.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(13 Points)

9. Planterest – Amazon Sword Bundle Medium Easy Background Live Aquarium Plant Decorations BUY2GET1FR...

User Ratings: 78 2

Planterest First Impressions

"It seems to be growing."

After a good month in my aquarium, the brown dried sections did not improve. It's not sticky once it sprouted, on day 2 for me. But on the marimo moss balls and even some of teh hardscape it was attached to. Red Melon Sword, arrived healthy and green. A bit smaller than advertised but they'll grow. Would definitely recommend this product ESPECIALLY if you're new to aquatic plants. But I decide to keep it and put it in my fish tank.

  • Planterest – Amazon Sword Bundle Medium Easy Background Live Aquarium Plant Decorations BUY2GET1FREE
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANT - 1 Bundle of Amazon Sword (Echinodorus Amazonicus)
  • SIZE – 6”+ length (Slightly different, May vary)
  • FREE ICE OR HEAT pack - Due to extremely weather, Ice and heat pack is available up on request. Simply put "ICE" or "HEAT" after your name on your shipping address.
  • 7 DAYS STAY ALIVE GUARANTEED - We stand behind our products. For some reasons if our plants died within 7 days, please message us with a clear photo. Refund or replacement will be applied.
  • With 30 years experiences, please ensure that you will receive the best quality. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or concern. Our customer service team would be very happy to help you.
  • Manufacture: Planterest
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Planterest
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Planterest Final Thoughts

"Easy and worth it!"

It's part of it so do the dry start method. I received the new package the next day and the plants were perfect. I absolutely love how this plant looks in my tank. Put weight on it, which came with them, placed in tank. But Java fern is suppose to grow fast so I am excited. This time to add variety I ordered the FL bundle, and am once again glad I did. Make sure you have a cleared area to plant.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(113 Points)

10. Cryptocoryne Mioya Freshwater Live Aquarium Plant in Tissue Culture Cup for Aquatic Fish Tank Decora...

User Ratings: 90

Greenpro First Impressions

"The seller seems great."

I will definitely reorder in future. I don't know if after the ParaGard treatment if I should treat it in an algaecide. I received it healthy and in great shape. Copper is toxic to inverts like snails and shrimp. Sprouted after 3 days in a Pyrex planted in existing aqurium substrate. Attached are pictures and video from day one thru day 21. I know much thought was placed in picking these plants.

  • Cryptocoryne Mioya Freshwater Live Aquarium Plant in Tissue Culture Cup for Aquatic Fish Tank Decoration
  • CRYPT MIOYA : Live aquatic plant, another version of Crypt Wendtii.
  • SLOW GROWTH RATE : NOT much tirmming required. No special requirement. moferate light to keep them ideal growth pattern, with horizontal spread.
  • TISSUE CULTURE : also known as vitro plants. With high quality technology facilities and lastest tissue culture laboratory, TC cup from Greenpro grown with sterile process with special gel to ensure to be free from algae, disease, pest and snail.
  • Perfect for any aqBEST QUALITY : With our experience, every plants from Greenpro will be professionally inspected, packed and organized with suitable boxes for all weather conditions to make sure that will retain the freshness and healthiness to our customer hands.uarium tank.
  • RINSE! CUT! PLANT! : RINSE them under water and wash out any gel. CUT, divide into small portions. PLANT, ready to grow onto substrate, driftwood, rock etc.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Greenpro
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Greenpro Final Thoughts

"It seems to be growing."

The sticky glue like glop it grows in was not a problem. Just received my plants yesterday and I'm very happy with them. I just wanted to update this almost 7 months later. You can see my cory is obsessed with it. Of course it's just a twisted clump of it now. I liked the fact the seeds didn't go all over the place. I haven't noticed any snails either could help that the plants arrived fairly dry.

Overall Score
4.9

[star rating="4.9"]
(8 Points)

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