Aquarium plants - species

Aquarium plants – a selection of species for your aquarium

Aquarium plants are not only beautiful but guarantee a functioning aquarium. The more plants you keep successfully in your aquarium the better will it look and perform. If possible, don’t skimp on aquatic plants – you won’t regret it. If you keep fish species which like to nibble at plants, look for hardy species which your fish don’t like as much. Although an aquarium completely without plants might be possible it is significantly more difficult to maintain.

In our aquarium themed pages we show you four totally different types of aquarium with the best plants for them. See which style appeals to you:

Jungle aquarium type JBL Rio Pantanal®

A bit of jungle river in your living room. Lively underwater action! No problem with the JBL Rio Pantanal® aquarium

Rocky reef aquarium type JBL Malawi Rocks®

The fish of Lake Malawi are as colourful as the fish in the coral reefs. This aquarium brings a bit of freshwater reef into your living room

Goldfish aquarium type JBL Goldfish Paradise®

Lively goldfish in the aquarium enhance any room perfectly! Invite some new flatmates into your home with this goldfish aquarium

Aquascaping aquarium type JBL Dreamscape®

Mountains, valleys, meadows and fish! Create your dreamlike landscape under water with the Dreamscape® aquarium

Important information

Some plant species on offer are actually not unterwater plants! Many species live magnificently under water, whereas other plants are purely marsh plants, which will die sooner or later when kept completely under water. Most aquatic rosette plants are cultivated emersed (above water) and then kept in display tanks under water. That’s why they shed their above water leaves after some time to build new, sometimes also a bit different looking underwater leaves.

Selection of species

The following plants are suitable for aquariums. We divide them into foreground, midground and background plants, as well as floating plants and epiphytes.