Aquarium Industries has been supplying live aquarium fish since 1968 and we are proud to house Australia's largest range of freshwater and marine aquarium fish. Great for landscaping. This is the true form and not the Pratia spp. Lilaeopsis brisbanica (Native Water Grass)Tufty strong green grass-like foliage. An interesting Australian native plant. Deep reddish brown spikelets sparsely produced during the warmer months. Below, I’ve listed the 5 most commonly available low-maintenance freshwater plants you can find. Purple flowers with white throat appears during the warmer months. The challenge is to understand the potential for some plants to become aquatic weeds. Baumea preissii (Broad Twig Rush)NEW! Potamogeton ochreatus (Blunt Pondweed)Long and narrow lanceolate translucent green leaves with rounded or blunt tips. Ammannia baccifera "Daly River Ammannia". Sometimes spelt as Spirodela polyrrhiza. Copyright © 1996 - 2020 Watergarden Paradise Aquatic Nursery. Cyperus gymnocaulos (Spiky Flat-Sedge)About 1 metre or so in height green stemmed foliage. A great plant for the small water features. Similar to "Marsilea angustifolia" except for the leaf shape. Goodenia humilis (Swamp Goodenia)A sprawling and carpeting native wetland plant. Carex fascicularis (Tassel Sedge)A sedge with green grass-like leaves growing from tough rhizomes with pendulous flower spike during the warmer months. We also provide a range of fresh and frozen food products for reptiles, turtles and fish. Can sometimes be cold sensitive. We have Master Aquatic Horticulturalists on staff to oversee the day-to-day operations in the plant warehouse and train our staff on plant care. Myriophyllum crispatum (Upright Water Milfoil)Fine green divided (or pinnate) leaves densely grown on upright stems. Mimulus repens (Creeping Monkey Flower)Attractive tiny dark green leaves bearing oversized Monkey face-like lavender flowers during the warmer months. Very limited stock. A plant that is excellent for habitat gardens. If you have not previously kept plants in your aquarium, Aquarium Industries have put together some care sheets to help you on your way to creating a beautiful planted tank. Maximum 1m in height. montevidensis (Water Primrose)Deep green oblanceolate to obovate leaves on trailing stems. Unlike other perennial plants under this genus, this species does not produce tubers. Vallisneria nana 'Mainoru River' (Mainoru River Eelgrass)NEW! Azolla pinnata (Ferny Azolla)Light green but sometimes reddish-brown foliage. Myriophyllum variifolium (Variable Water Milfoil)Green to tinted red needle-like (sometimes toothed or forked) leaves growing on creeping stems. Similar to the Victorian form, but the leaf sinus is open "V". As plants grow, they generate oxygen, which the fish then breathe; a perfect combination. Leaf lobes tend to overlap, especially on younger or new leaves. 20% off sale Bolboschoenus medianus (Marsh Clubrush)Grass-like upright triangular stems growing from rhizomes. Great for habitat plantings. 4.7 out of 5 stars (59) Total Ratings 59, $15.99 New. Most of these rare and exotic aquatic plants require a well-balanced and m We post by Australia Post Express to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide. Dry and … and Spirodela sp. Chorizandra enodis (Black Bristle Rush/Echidna Rush)Very narrow blue-grey to dull green cylindrical stems. $5.50 per stem. Not for Tas. Gunnera cordifolia (Heart-leaved Gunnera)An interesting Australian native from Tasmania with hairy green heart shaped leaves. One of the more beautiful species from the genus Myriophyllum. Villarsia reniformis / Ornduffia reniformis (Running Marsh Flower)Thick succulent textured dark green kidney shaped leaves with lime green undersides. Spikelets bear new plants late in the season (viviparous). From sustainably raised freshwater and saltwater fish, plants, invertebrates, corals, and reef rock to premium aquarium supplies, food, and equipment. Not for Tas. Aquarium Industries were the first in Australia to introduce tissue culture aquatic plants to the aquarium industry, but what is a tissue culture plant? Attractive for display or frog friendly pond or bog garden. Can tolerate cold winters. This selection of aquatic plant includes plants that are either seasonal or not commonly found and are usually sold in limited quantities. We are a leading manufacturer and distributor of water treatment equipment. The use of these images without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Aquarium plants delivered from our home breeders to anywhere in Australia. Popular and easy to grow. Green lanceolate leaves with brown markings across. Limited stock only. Plants are grown in a special nutrient rich jelly called Agar. Attractive bronzed-green leaves with distinctive brown markings on leaves when young. Dark brown spikes that resembles the shape of cigars. Yellow fringed flowers to the size of a 20cent coin (Australin currency). Lepidosperma longitudinale (Pithy Sword Sedge)Tall, stiff and flattened green stemmed foliage. Aponogeton tofus "NT Lace Plant". Sometimes used in coldwater aquariums. Juncus ingens (Giant Rush)Tall greyish-green reed-like stemmed foliage. Small golden yellow flowers during the warmer months. Probably the largest form discovered. Freshwater plants, also known as aquatic macrophytes, have adapted to survive in locations where water is the dominant feature of the landscape. Aquarzon also offers live fish, crystal & cherry shrimps. Leaf underside bright reddish in colour. All freshwater aquarium plants are individually labeled with color identification photos and care information to guarantee the freshest and most vigorous plants. Freshwater Systems Australia P/L is a wholly South Australian owned company. Myriophyllum papillosum var. Great for cool climate gardens. Potamogeton perfoliatus (Clasped Pondweed/Jade Plant)The most beautiful of the Potamogeton spp.. Click here to find your nearest Aquarium Industries Stockist. Thick cylindrical tan brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. Two variants exist from this species, of which they can only be identified by seed structure. This section includes a wide range of Australian native aquatic plants ranging from moisture loving reeds/rushes to fully submerged aquatic species. In 2006, Perth became the first Australian city to operate a seawater desalination plant, the Kwinana Desalination Plant, to reduce the city's vulnerability to … Ranunculus inundatus (Lacy Buttercup)Deeply divided green leaves with linear (or needle-like) lobes. An edible plant when prepared properly. Philydrum lanuginosum (Woolly Frogsmouth)Sharp and hairy sword-like green leaves. Potamogeton crispus (Curly Pondweed)Wavy or heavily convuluted edges on reddish or dark green translucent leaves on branching stems that grows towards the surface of water. Wetlands are areas with lots water plants such as reeds, grasses and lilies. Digital Marketing & Strategy by PN Digital, Freshwater Aquatic Plants for your Aquarium. Not for WA. Filter your results . Where other plants would not survive due to an excess of water, aquatic plants have special structures that allow them to thrive in a water rich environment. Freshwater plants also regulate the water temperature to a certain extent, blocking some of the sunlight (shading) from heating the aquatic substrate and prevent evaporation. Great to be used in aquariums as a carpeting plant. Tiny white fringed flowers bourne by the leaf stem. With a massive variety of freshwater aquarium plants for sale, Arizona Aquatic Gardens will have just the right look and species for your aquarium. Very limited stock. LiveAquaria is the largest online shop for all of your fish needs. The underwater translucent dark green ovate leaves has short toothed margins. Vallisneria erecta (Upright Eelgrass)A more recently discovered species with yellow-green leaves that grows in an upright behaviour to the waterline. An edible plant when prepared properly. Many of the common aquatic plants found in waterways across Australia were used by aboriginal people. Isotoma fluviatilis ssp. Showing 1–12 of 35 results. If plants are currently unavailable and for more information regarding seasonal stock availability please check our announcements on the News Page. Sometimes used as a submergent plant anchored to the bottom of pond or water feature. Marsilea crenata (Scalloped Leaf Nardoo)Attractive emergent green four leaf clovers with distinctive scalloping leaf margins. Excellent for frog ponds or wetland habitat plantings. Giant Water Lily (Nymphaea gigantean): Clarence says when you see the giant flower of this plant you immediately think of the tropics. Medium green strap-like leaves. in size. Crinum pedunculatum (River Lily/Swamp Lily)White starry flowers from long stalks during the warmer months. Available in limited quantities only. Very tiny spikelets of flowers during the warmer months. Temporarily out of stock. Limited stock. Quite rare and not commonly available commercially An edible plant when prepared properly. Not for Tas. Blechnum penna-marina (Alpine Water Fern)Deep green pinnate fronds growing in a scrambling habit. Nymphoides crenata - Inland NSW (Crenated Water Fringe (Inland NSW)/Wavy Marshwort)A variation or form of the species Nymphoides crenata that is found in inland northern New South Wales near Queensland border. Do not allow it to dry out. Eleocharis sphacelata (Tall Spike Rush)Straw-coloured spikelets usually with dark reddish band near margins. Interesting kidney shaped green leaves with papery-like texture. Buy Aquarium Plants Online Australia. A selection of Australian native pond plants and bog plants. Nymphoides crenata - Variegated Form (Crenated Water Fringe - Variegated Form)Green waterlily-like leaves with distinctive toothed edges. Slow to establish. Not for Tas. For information on the plant care and maintenance of native water plants, go to our Tips & Hints page. Nymphoides crenata - QLD (Crenated Water Fringe (QLD)/Wavy Marshwort)A variation or form of the species Nymphoides crenata that is found in subtropical Queensland. Not for Tas. Baumea juncea (Bare Twig Rush)Grey-green circular culm-like stems. Plant Care; Plumbing Fittings; Reverse Osmosis & Water Purifiers; Gravel, Rock & Substrates; Water Circulation & Wave making. Our Mail Order Plants are available Australia Wide. Limited stock. Very limited stock. Potamogeton australiensis (Thin Pondweed)A beautiful Australian native with rounded oval green leaves emerging on the water surface during the warmer months. Red-brown spikelets produced during the warmer months. Not for Tas. Excellent for habitat plantings. Not for Tas. Not for W.A. Slightly bronzed-green waterlily-like leaves with scalloped edges and a few purplish-brown speckles. This particular subspecies does not often produce flowers above the water surface. Lots of birds move into wetlands after rain. Red-brown spikelets appearing during the warmer months. $information only. The leaves has a distinctive thick succulent texture and maroon fan-like pattern at the leaf centre. Photo: uzilday 5 Low-Light Plants for a Freshwater Planted Aquarium. Nymphoides spinulosperma (Marbled Marshwort/Marbled Water Fringe)Largest flowering species from the genus Nymphoides. Quite a nice form. Plants and Livestock from $0.50 to make your hobby affordable. Hydrocotyle verticillata (Shield Pennywort)Green circular to elliptic leaves with scalloped edges that resemble the leaves of Nasturtiums. Our Mail Order Plants are available Australia Wide. Not for Tas. Small golden yellow fringed flowers during the warmer months. Narrow tan brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. Heavily fragrant when the leaves are crushed. Not for Tas. Tends to grow across the waterline with leaves floating on the water surface. Persicaria decipiens (Slender Knotweed)Beautiful spikelets of bright pink to white flowers during the warmer months. Aquatic Plants from Bulbs. Tiny yellow fringed flowers during the warmer months. The Agar we use is different for each plant variant to deliver the best possible start to each species. We select and pack for you 5 water plants from the category that best suits you. Shop today and get free shipping on qualifying orders! Also used in aquariums. Grows in very moist soil or in very shallow water. This plant is free flowering once established. These are the perfect aquarium plants for those who are on a neverending quest for the rarest of them all. Gratiola peruviana (Austral Brooklime)Oval green leaves with toothed edges on sprawling green stems. May be cold sensitive, hence not suitable for areas cooler than the temperate regions. Waterlily-like leaves with scalloped leaf edges and a few purplish-brown speckles. Myriophyllum latifolium (Water Milfoil)Green leaves with short toothed edges on creeping stems. These 5 plant packs are shipped anywhere in Australia inclusive of express postage and handling. Crassula helmsii (Swamp Stonecrop)Short linear (or narrow lanceolate) green leaves on trailing pinkish-brown stems. Glossostigma elatinoides (Glossostigma)Egg-shaped or wedge shaped green leaves on trailing stems. Native to Australia and Asia. Lepironia articulata (Cigar Rush)Interesting and beautiful tall greyish-green stemmed foliage of rush-like plant. Attractive deep green leaves heavily marbled with deep purple patterns. Tiny lavender flowers produced in the warmer months. Sometimes used in aquariums. Great for both aquariums and ponds. Mostly propagated by seeds. New Release Discus; Discus Direct 5-6Cm; 9-10 cm Discus; 12-13 Cm Discus Your biggest discerning factor in choosing plants is lighting. This is a low growing plant with a groundcover-type habit that creeps over the edge of ponds and rocks. $8.00 each. An edible plant when prepared properly. Emergent leaves could closely resemble and occasionally be mistaken for the species "Potamogeton sulcatus". Bright green leaves on brittle stems. Cyperus exaltatus (Giant Sedge)Tall growing green stems and bracts with reddish-brown spikelets produced during the warmer months. Also used in aquariums as a substitute for Nymphoides aquatica. Low-light plants are generally slow-growing in home aquariums. Panicles of tiny 3-petalled pink to off-white flowers produced during the warmer months. Freshwater Plants If something is listed as sold out and you are interested in getting some please sign up to be notified once it goes back in stock! For those looking for more established plants Aquarium Industries also has a range of larger plants which started life off as Tissue Culture plants and have been grown in our nursery (compared to the tissue culture plants that are a bit smaller). Large green waterlily-like leaves with toothed edges can reach up to approximately 20cms in diameter if given room. Limnophila aromatica (Rice Paddy Herb)Narrow ovate green leaves with serrated edges. Nymphoides indica (Water Snowflake/Snowflake Lily/White Water Fringe)Green waterlily-like leaves initially patterned with purplish-brown. May be cold sensitive, hence not suitable for areas cooler than the temperate regions. This section includes a wide range of Australian native aquatic plants ranging from moisture loving reeds/rushes to fully submerged aquatic species. $information only. Tiny yellow fringed flowers. Attractive purplish-pink flower spikes produced during the warmer months. Cyperus vaginatus (Flat Sedge)Erect green stems with very few rib-like bracts on top. Marsilea drummondii (Nardoo)Attractive floating or emergent green four leaf clovers that is sometimes feathery or furry in texture. Spreads by broken branches. Prefers cool, moist and shade conditions to do well. Formerly known as Cladium articulatum. Not for Tas. Sprawling habit. We specialise in 50+ RARE live aquarium plants. Dense clusters of reddish brown spikes produced from the stems during the warmer months. Juncus usitatus (Native Rush)Thin green cylindrical rush-like stems with tiny golden-brown coloured flower spikes during the warmer months. From sword plants, oxygenating grasses, potted plants to plants on driftwood, our diverse inventory is sure to … Potamogeton sulcatus (Floating Pondweed)Oval green floating emergent leaves during the warmer months and underwater semi-translucent long lanceolate leaves during other times. Attractive panicles of white star shaped flowers during the warmer months. 'Red Stem' (Red Stemmed Water Milfoil)An interesting variant or selection of this species plant with green fine needle-like (or linear) leaves growing on an eye-catching reddish-pink creeping stems. Sometimes sold as the "Nymphoides variegata". Temporarily out of stock.Currently under propagation. The largest of the duckweeds. Dwarf Hairgrass Mini Clump Eleocharis Parvula APF Aquarium Plants Buy2get1free* 4.9 out of 5 stars (94) Total Ratings 94, $22.99 New. Different to other native Myriophyllum species as this one have quite distinctive emergent leaves. Very spiky tip of the stem. Marsilea hirsuta (Hairy Nardoo)Attractive emergent green four leaf clovers on short stems. Plants are grown in a special nutrient rich jelly called Agar. Not for Tas. = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate, = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost, = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features, = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens, = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams, Australian Native Aquatic & Wetland Plants. Approximately to 50cms in height. The Perth Seawater Desalination Plant (PSDP) was installed in late 2006 to produce up to 45 gigalitres of potable water per year. Nelumbo nucifera 'Paleface' (Australian Native Lotus)Large beautiful white flowers tipped and edged with deep pink. Will sometimes continue to grow throughout the winter period if the temperatures aren't too low. Add to the Allure of Your Pond with Our Water Garden Plants In addition to enhancing the beauty of your water garden, pond plants can improve water quality through filtration and oxygenation. Find the best offer for aquarium plants, aquarium tree, in Australia on Ottelia ovalifolia (Swamp Lily)Green strap-like emergent leaves in the warmer months and grass-like underwater leaves during the cooler months. Tiny greenish flower spikes during the warmer months. Sparganium subglobosum (Native Burr Reed)Emergent aquatic with green strap-like leaves with white-green ball-like flower spikes emerging during the warmer months. VERY LIMITED STOCK. Overflow Boxes; Enductor Out Flow & Loc-Line; Internal & Wet/Dry Pumps. Wide green blade of very flatten stems. Aldrovanda vesiculosa "Water Wheel Plant". Uncommon. The distinctive hairy sporocarps separates this plant from the others under this genus. They use the waste products from the fish as fertiliser to power their growth. The plants require no water to keep growing while they are in the pots, as long as they are provided with light. A great substitute for Elodea plants both in aquarium and ponds. Mentha diemenica (Slender Water Mint)A mat forming mint with branching stems and oval green leaves. Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort)Dark green brushy & brittle foliage. Ficinia nodosa / Isolepis nodosa (Knobby Club Rush)Green stemmed foliage with short brown spikes produced during the warmer months. The plants will arrive bare rooted, ready for you to pot up. Snowflake shaped foliage. Freshwater aquatic plants are the recycling system of the aquarium. Mazus pumilio - White form (White Swamp Mazus)The white form this species. In Addition, plants help create a more natural environment for your fish and a planted freshwater aquarium is a beautiful addition to any room, drawing admiring comments from all those that visit. 40% off for 5 Sometimes used in aquariums. Spirodela polyrhiza (Giant Duckweed)NEW! Tends to be evergreen for us. Grows to a height of approximates 50cms. Oval shaped translucent jade green leaves with undulated (or wavy) margins on underwater branching stems. Rare. Spreads by running stems or stolons. Limited stock. Green waterlily-like leaves with reddish-brown marbled patterns trailing around the edges. A great mat-forming plant for the wet area. Full sun to semi-shade. This form is collected in the temperate climate region, hence likely to be more cold tolerant but may still be treated as an annual. Aquarium Industries were the first in Australia to introduce tissue culture aquatic plants to the aquarium industry, but what is a tissue culture plant? Together with Pygmy Perch and everything you need to create a native frog pond in our garden. australis (Swamp Isotome)Very small and near oval green leaves with slightly toothed edges. Similar to the previous but are more flat and foliage triangular in shape. Azolla filiculoides (Pacific Azolla)Medium green feathery foliage that resemble the foliage of ferns. Panicles of golden yellow star shaped flowers during the warmer months. Schoenoplectus mucronatus (Triangular Club Rush/Scirpus mucronatus)Tall deep green triangular stems. Also used in aquariums. Typha domingensis (Narrow-leaved Cat-tail)Tall narrow green grass-like leaves. A very slow growing species according to our experience. Not for WA. Selliera radicans (Swamp Weed)Bright green obovate leaves growing from runners/suckers. Often used in aquariums. Cluster of usually 3 dark red-brown spikes produced near the top of the stems. More of a small grower than a medium grower. We keep fish, shrimp and snails with our plants. Original price:$6.50 each. In addition, its brine discharge has been shown to have no adverse impact on the environment. Juncus pallidus (Pale Rush)Upright green foliage with light brown flower spikes produced during the warmer months. So when you choose to decorate your tank with plants, you will not only add interest and colour to your aquarium, you will ensure that your fish are happy, healthy and vibrant. Dormant in winter, forming underground bulb or tuber. One of the most important functions that aquatic organisms get out of the aquatic plants is using them as a substrate to place their eggs. Tends to overwinter at the bottom of the ponds. Phragmites australis (Native Reed)Tall growing bamboo-like green leaves with eye-catching and silvery white fine spikelets produced in the warmer months. Schoenoplectus validus (River Club Rush)Tall deep green circular stemmed foliage. Unfortunately, most of the plants sold under this name within Australia is actually the variegated form of the species and not Purple Mosaic. AUD $19.50 for 5 bunches Schoenoplectus pungens (Sharp Club Rush/Scirpus pungens)Grey-blue green pointy triangular stems. Baumea articulata (Jointed Twig Rush)Tall deep green blade culm-like stems. Deep green waterlily-like leaves with heavily crenated/scalloped edges and a few purplish-brown speckles. Can be cold sensitive if grown outdoors in cooler climate regions. Eleocharis pusilla (Dwarf Eleocharis)Short dark red-brown to blackish spikelets produced on top of mid green stemmed foliage. Not for WA. Often used in aquariums. Sometimes used in aquariums. Most plants can survive 6 weeks if kept in a cool well-lit environment before planting them into your tank. Excellent for native gardens and wetland habitat plantings. Aquarium Industries has a wide selection of plants suitable for your home aquariums.  Our range includes Tissue Culture plants and larger plants mounted on rock or wood and packaged in convenient hang sell packs for easy keeping until you plant them in your tank. Very limited supply. Cluster of pale red-brown to pale yellow-brown spikes produced near the top of the stems. Stems are narrower than Schoenoplectus mucronatus. Beautiful tiny white flowers produced in the warmer months. Cyperus lucidus (Leafy Flat-Sedge)Tall growing green stems and bracts with short sharp reddish-brown spikelets produced during the warmer months. The outer edges of the leaves tend to be bronzed-brown as well as the leaf centre. Clusters of yellow-brown spikelets during the warmer months. Choose from a beautiful range of hardy and tropical waterlilies or if you need help or advice, Kevin or Lisa will be able to answer your questions. Great for coastal plantings as it is mildly salt tolerant. Xerochrysum palustre / Bracteantha palustris (Swamp Everlasting/Swamp Paper Daisy)Beautiful golden yellow paper daisy flowers in early spring. Scented. A large grower that can also adapt to tub water features. Prefers climate with low humidity and shelter from hot winds. Limited supply. Can only be propagated by seeds. If you can’t make into the store then the quickest and cheapest way to get our water plants is to purchase a 5 pack. Near rounded floating leaves with upperside bright green and underside is purplish tinted. that is often sold under this name. Currently under propagation. Small near white flowers produced in the warmer months. Australian Native Plants. Panicles of golden yellow star shaped flowers during the warmer months. The website was launched towards the end of 2014 in hopes of sharing my appreciation of the natural aquatic world with more people in Australia. Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water Plantain)Green ovate leaves with slightly cordate leaf base. Mat forming. Ludwigia peploides ssp. It was during this time that the product range offered by Z-Aquatics also expanded to include a product range beyond live plants.
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