Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Floating Live Aquarium Plants

1. Water Lettuce - Floating Live Pond Plant

User Ratings: 55 15

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"I attached a picture."

Just received my plants yesterday and I'm very happy with them. Overall, at the moment, I'm pleased with my purchase. I don't know if after the ParaGard treatment if I should treat it in an algaecide. It's not sticky once it sprouted, on day 2 for me. I know much thought was placed in picking these plants. I felt like this was a great price for this plant. It's alive and seems to be growing.

  • Water Lettuce - Floating Live Pond Plant
  • IMPORTANT: 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 plant of about 3-5 inches in diameter. These water lettuce and mature and ready to reproduce.
  • They serve as natural biofilters to your pond, helping clear the water naturally. Controls algae by absorbing nutrients from the water
  • Please note this plant ships with trimmed roots as sometimes they tend to fall off during transit due to heat. In case roots fall off upon receiving them, just place them in your pond and give them couple of weeks so they can re-establish themselves. If you live in areas experiencing above 90 temperatures, please make sure these plants are retrieved as soon as possible as extreme heat could kill these plants while in a box. AL, FL, SC, TX, WI, LA
  • Grown pesticide free in our California nursery
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Plants & Pets
  • Item Weight: 2 ounces
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"The betta fish loves it."

Plants arrived in a clear sealed bag. This package comes with TONS of seeds! Can't wait to see how well it does. I treat it like my other swords and place a fert tab under the gravel. I'm ok with this since I have 3 assassin snails. After a good month in my aquarium, the brown dried sections did not improve. Attached are pictures and video from day one thru day 21.

Overall Score
3.8


(818 Points)

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2. 12 Water Spangles (Salvinia Minima), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/Pond/Freshwater Plant by G&Z

User Ratings: 59 15

G’z First Impressions

"So far so good."

On the plus side I can use the moss as living string to tie other plants to things. Sprouted after 3 days in a Pyrex planted in existing aqurium substrate. This is not my first time ordering from the seller. It's really cute and I have plenty of seed left over to play in other places. I treat it like my other swords and place a fert tab under the gravel. When it's wrapped and plastic and stuck in a box that’s gunna happen. Some need more work then others to get them established.

  • 12 Water Spangles (Salvinia Minima), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/Pond/Freshwater Plant by G&Z
  • PLEASE DO NOT BUY IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATURE IN YOUR AREA IS BELOW 35 OR ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee just send us a message to receive a replacement
  • A special light for aquatic plants is required to grow water spangles indoor, no substrate requried
  • Shipping delay & bad weather can kill the plants easily, please BE SURE to request replacement when damaged plants are received
  • Each order contains 12 plants, each plant contains 4-6 leaves, see Picture #3 for reference (12 plants can cover approximately a 5"x 5" surface)
  • Manufacture: Water Plants
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G’z Final Thoughts

"I attached a picture."

Such a wonderful and easy way to add whimsy to a tank. I just wanted to update this almost 7 months later. Really perfect for my first tank plant. Hygrophila Araguaya, arrived with 5-6 stems with a weight. These ferns are the only plants in my aquarium so i KNOW it's from them. I did trim some of the plants back to remove old leaves so only new ones are left. Make sure you have a cleared area to plant.

Overall Score
3.9


(808 Points)

3. 12 Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium Laevigatum), Live Aquarium/Aquatic Floating Plant by G&Z

User Ratings: 65 11

G’z First Impressions

"Has new growth on it."

No roots yet, but still green and no evidence of dying. Cut all leaves but 3 of them and its doing better, see some new growth this morning. Photo was taken on 8 days after receiving seeds. If I remember I will will send photos and update this posting. Some need more work then others to get them established. I eventually scooped the seeds out and gave up. All are very healthy for having been in the mail.

  • 12 Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium Laevigatum), Live Aquarium/Aquatic Floating Plant by G&Z
  • SHIPPING WILL BE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATURE IN YOUR AREA IS BELOW 35 OR ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • 100% ALIVE GUARANTEED, PLEASE CONTACT US IF DEAD ON ARRIVAL OCCURS FOR FREE REPLACEMENT
  • Each order contains 12 plants (+3 leaves each), enough to cover a 4"x 4" surface
  • Freshwater Floating Plant, Substrate and CO2 Supplementation is not necessary
  • Excellent at removing unwanted and unhealthy inorganic nutrients,Excellent cover for fish fry and shrimps
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G’z Final Thoughts

"It's a small thing!"

It's not sticky once it sprouted, on day 2 for me. But Java fern is suppose to grow fast so I am excited. Treating it just like my other sword plants. It's just not available in local pet shops. It's part of it so do the dry start method. After a good month in my aquarium, the brown dried sections did not improve. It's just not available in local pet shops.

Overall Score
4.1


(724 Points)

4. Water Hyancinth - Floating Live Pond Plant by Aquarium Plants Discounts

User Ratings: 43 24

Aquarium Plants Discounts First Impressions

"I was happy for that!"

I made a light wire webbing out of light weight wire. No leaves have rotted and doing very well. On the plus side I can use the moss as living string to tie other plants to things. Some need more work then others to get them established. It seems hit or miss but the second time around I am very satisfied. It even stuck to the corys who had to brush against a rock to get it off. I absolutely love how this plant looks in my tank.

  • Water Hyancinth - Floating Live Pond Plant by Aquarium Plants Discounts
  • IMPORTANT: 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 plants of about 3-5 inches in diameter. These are grown plants, ready to reproduce.
  • They serve as natural biofilters to your pond, helping clear the water naturally. Controls algae by absorbing nutrients from the water
  • Please note this plant ships with trimmed roots as sometimes they tend to fall off during transit due to heat. In case roots fall off upon receiving them, just place them in your pond and give them couple of weeks so they can re-establish themselves. If you live in areas experiencing above 90 temperatures, please make sure these plants are retrieved as soon as possible as extreme heat could kill these plants while in a box. Lastly, this plant can not ship to: AL, FL, ID, SC, TX, WI
  • Grown pesticide free in California
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Plants & Pets
  • Item Weight: 2 ounces
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"Big healthy roots."

I just wanted to update this almost 7 months later. I'm ok with this since I have 3 assassin snails. Some leaves fell off, but overall doing very well. Overall, at the moment, I'm pleased with my purchase. Placed in the tank weighted and within 5 days was shedding leaves like crazy. Can see where a leaf has been plucked. This time to add variety I ordered the FL bundle, and am once again glad I did.

Overall Score
3.3


(650 Points)

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5. 3 Water Lettuce + 3 Water Hyancinth Bundle + Parrot Feather - Floating Live Pond Plants

User Ratings: 48 19

Aquarium Plants Discounts First Impressions

"It is still doing great!"

It's alive and seems to be growing. All are very healthy for having been in the mail. I just wanted to see if it worked and it did. Can't wait to see how well it does. The moss is covering up the wires so you can no longer see them. Attached are pictures and video from day one thru day 21. Picture shows my new plants actually coating my old plants.

  • 3 Water Lettuce + 3 Water Hyancinth Bundle + Parrot Feather - Floating Live Pond Plants
  • You get 3 Water Lettuce, 3 Water Hyancinth of about 3-5 inches in diameter and 5 Parrot Feather Stem Plants.. These are grown plants, ready to reproduce.
  • Please note these plants ship with trimmed roots as sometimes they tend to fall off during transit due to heat. In case roots fall off upon receiving them, just place them in your pond and give them couple of weeks so they can re-establish themselves. If you live in areas experiencing above 90 temperatures, please make sure these plants are retrieved as soon as possible as extreme heat could kill these plants while in a box. Lastly, these plants can not ship to: AL, FL, SC, TX, WI, LA
  • Please do not order if your region is experiencing a heat wave. Plants will perish during transit due to extreme heat at arrival
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Plants & Pets
  • Item Weight: 8 ounces
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"This is on me."

Telanthera, man oh man did I really like this. I treat it like my other swords and place a fert tab under the gravel. This time I just put it all over the bottom. I really didn't think this was going to be a great buy. The plants did all arrive dry so I am sure there will be some melting. Hygrophila Araguaya, arrived with 5-6 stems with a weight. Then, before planting, dip them in the bucket for a few minutes.

Overall Score
3.6


(459 Points)

6. 6 Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus Fluitans), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/ Pond/Beginner Plant, Aqua...

User Ratings: 65 11

G’z First Impressions

"Happy with my purchase."

Hopefully, this will help set what you will experience as well. Get the seeds exactly where you want them before adding water. I eventually scooped the seeds out and gave up. This time I just put it all over the bottom. Altlandsberg Sword, very beautiful plant. I will update again on the status of the plant customer service was also great! It's part of it so do the dry start method.

  • 6 Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus Fluitans), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/ Pond/Beginner Plant, Aquascaping,planted tank ... by G'z
  • PLEASE DO NOT BUY IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATRUE IN YOUR AREA IS ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • Each order contains 6 red root floater
  • Each plant should contain 5-10 leaves, see Picture #4 for reference
  • A special light for aquatic plants is required to grow water spangles indoor
  • This is a freshwater floating plant, no substrate required
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G’z Final Thoughts

"A slightly small portion."

Can't wait to see how well it does. It even stuck to the corys who had to brush against a rock to get it off. They are doing great and growing very well. My fish and I are very happy with this purchase. It even stuck to the corys who had to brush against a rock to get it off. I got these to dry start a carpet in my new nano tank. They still floated around for a bit but eventually settled to the bottom evenly.

Overall Score
4.1


(344 Points)

7. 24 Water Spangles (Salvinia Minima), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/ Pond/Beginner Plant by G&Z

User Ratings: 73 9

G’z First Impressions

"The betta fish loves it."

Of course it's just a twisted clump of it now. After a good month in my aquarium, the brown dried sections did not improve. I can imagine I will buy this again as I use up the seeds. One month after first dry starting my tank. And the amount of plants you get is by far the best deal. They floated for a really long time and eventually migrated together. Hygrophila Pinnatifida, this is the plant I wanted most of all.

  • 24 Water Spangles (Salvinia Minima), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/ Pond/Beginner Plant by G&Z
  • PLEASE DO NOT BUY IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATRUE IN YOUR AREA IS BELOW 35 OR ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • Each order contains 24 water spangles, each plant should contain 4-6 leaves, see Picture #3 for reference
  • A special light for aquatic plants is required for indoor aquarium, no substrate required for this plant
  • Strong water movement in aquarium should be avoided for this plant
  • 100% Alive On Arrival (AOA) Guarantee, if there is any problem (EVEN AFTER A FEW DAYS), just send us a message to receive a replacement
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G’z Final Thoughts

"A slightly small portion."

Such a wonderful and easy way to add whimsy to a tank. This allowed the seeds to disperse. Treating it just like my other sword plants. But it's not a brilliant green but any stretch of the imagination. I posted before and after pictures of both aquariums. EVERY SINGLE seed germinated and grew into a plant. Planted the roots and left the rhizome on top.

Overall Score
4.3


(319 Points)

8. 6 Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium Laevigatum), Live Aquarium/Aquatic Floating Plant by Aqua L'amour

User Ratings: 52 16

Aqua L'amour First Impressions

"Great for tall aquariums!"

One month after first dry starting my tank. I stuck the other pack in freezer dont think ill need anytime soon. This allowed the seeds to disperse. After that it seemed to grow right before my eyes. Has not grown, has not died, it is just there. So took it out and trimmed most of the leaves off and left a couple on each stem. Such a wonderful and easy way to add whimsy to a tank.

  • 6 Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium Laevigatum), Live Aquarium/Aquatic Floating Plant by Aqua L'amour
  • Each order contains 6 plants (+3 leaves each).
  • Excellent at removing amonia/nitrate waste from aquarium.
  • Exellent cover for fish fry and shrimps.
  • Freshwater Floating Plant, fast spreading under good condition.
  • Led lighting is fine, substrate or CO2 is not necessary.
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Aqua L'amour Final Thoughts

"My fish love them."

Java Fern and Vallisneria, two of the easiest plants to have. Plants came in healthy and the instructions were clear on how to care for them. They floated for a really long time and eventually migrated together. I just wanted to update this almost 7 months later. It's really cute and I have plenty of seed left over to play in other places. They still floated around for a bit but eventually settled to the bottom evenly. I feel a little goes a long way too, so these two packages would plant a TON.

Overall Score
3.8


(300 Points)

9. 1 Imported Anacharis Bunch - 5+ Stems | Egeria Densa - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant

User Ratings: 48 20

Aquarium Plants Discounts First Impressions

"I really didn't see any."

Placed in the tank and after a week leaves started to turn to mush. Older leaves were purple in color and new leaves were green. I can imagine I will buy this again as I use up the seeds. I posted new pictures to show the growth but I did move some plants around. They've been in my tank 24 hours and are starting to adjust well. This allowed the seeds to disperse. This is not my first time ordering from the seller.

  • 1 Imported Anacharis Bunch - 5+ Stems | Egeria Densa - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant
  • Easy live aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium. You get 4+ stem cuttings tied in bunch as pictured. This plant does not have roots in the traditional sense but thrives as long as there is enough light.
  • Create a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates. The Anacharis plant is a naturally floating plant and can be used floating or can be tied in a bunch and planted in the substrate. This is a favorite for beginners as this plant doesn't demand much other than enough lighting.
  • Make your fish tank look natural and beautiful
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Plants & Pets
  • Item Weight: 1 ounces
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"Super fast delivery too!"

Hopefully, this will help set what you will experience as well. If I remember I will will send photos and update this posting. The plants are awesome and I got way more than I was expecting. But Java fern is suppose to grow fast so I am excited. I'll post an update in about a month. Very good quality plants at an amazing price, roots looked great. So took it out and trimmed most of the leaves off and left a couple on each stem.

Overall Score
3.6


(243 Points)

10. G & Z Aquarium Floating Plants Package #2, 12 Amazon Frogbit, 12 Dwarf Water Lettuce, 12 Water Spang...

User Ratings: 74 4

G’z First Impressions

"They died."

Some need more work then others to get them established. After looking around I went ahead and decided to give these a try. I'll post an update in about a month. I will update again on the status of the plant customer service was also great! I will definitely reorder in future. This is my first review posting ever! But on the marimo moss balls and even some of teh hardscape it was attached to.

  • G & Z Aquarium Floating Plants Package #2, 12 Amazon Frogbit, 12 Dwarf Water Lettuce, 12 Water Spangles, 12 Red Root Floater
  • PLEASE DO NOT BUY IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATRUE IN YOUR AREA IS BELOW 35 OR ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • Each order contains 12 Amazon Frogbit, 12 Dwarf Water lettuce, 12 Water Spangles and 12 Red Root Floater
  • Freshwater floating plants, no substrate required, no CO2 required
  • A special light for aquatic plants is required for keeping plants indoor
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G’z Final Thoughts

"Doing great!"

I divided it between three tanks and all three divisions are looking good. No leaves have rotted and doing very well. I eventually scooped the seeds out and gave up. I guess the heated water finally got them to grow. This time I just put it all over the bottom. Planted the roots and left the rhizome on top. Some need more work then others to get them established.

Overall Score
4.5


(187 Points)

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