Jacob's Aquarium®
Quality Aquarium Plants Since 2014

Plant Care

Plant Care

On my product pages next to the picture of every plant I sell, I list how they’re sold, how many are in stock and what they need to thrive in an aquarium. These are merely tips that will point you in the right direction and by no means should be your only source of information in this hobby. Their are many different websites and YouTube channels dedicated to teaching new hobbyists all about planted aquariums. I highly recommend you thoroughly research the plants you’d like to buy, so you make a wise investment.

Scientific Name: A scientific name is used by scientists to define the genus and species of aquatic plants. They hold no bearing on the care of a aquatic plant but are simply provided by us to help in anyway, should you desire to further research our plants.  

Light Requirement: Some plants grow best in well lit environments while others prefer shady areas of an aquarium. Plants that prefer high light can still grow in low light environments, however, we list the most desired lighting conditions for each plant. 

Substrate: Plain and simple. This is the stuff your plants grow in. A nutrient rich substrate is beneficial to all plants. But there are some that will grow in gravel or sand and some that don’t need it all.

Fertilization: There are many different fertilizers on the market. Most are available in liquid form or dry powder that you can mix together to create your own custom supply of nutrients that fits the needs of your aquarium. There are also CO2 systems available that further aide in the success of a planted aquarium. Regardless of what we recommend as the base requirements for each plant we sell, you can never go wrong with CO2. Its beneficial to all plants. If “Nutrient Dosing” is recommended for the plants you’d like to buy, this basically means liquid nutrients dosed on a daily or weekly basis should be enough to help the plant thrive in your aquarium. If CO2 is recommended, we strongly suggest you have a system installed on your aquarium prior to ordering from us. Plants that require CO2 are typically much harder to grow without it.