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Submerged Plants

Submerged Plants

Submerged Plants, also known as "Oxygenators," provide an generous amount of water clarifying action to a pond, as well as additional food and oxygen for fish. They are dropped to the bottom of a pond, either potted in heavy soil like all other pond plants, or simply tied to a rock large enough to hold the plant at the bottom. Add Submerged Plants to your pond to help increase the health and clarity of the water, and improve the general status of the ecosystem.


Anacharis, also known as (Egeria densa), waterweed or Brazilian waterweed, is an ideal pond plant. Anacharis is an oxygenator plant that competes with algae for the nutrients in the water, thus reducing the amount of algae that will be able to grow. The plant is dark green in color, with fern-like leaves. The branching stems are covered in whorled leaves that help oxygenate and clarify the water. Because of its shape, Anacharis also acts as a filter, catching and holding suspended material in the pond. Anacharis also provides shade and spawning material for your fish. Although it is considered one of the best oxygenators koi do tend to like it as well. So some protective netting may be useful in order to benefit from this outstanding plant.

SKU Description Price Order
ANA1 Anacharis Egeria Densa (bunch) $ 3.00 Add To Cart
ANA6 Anacharis Egeria Densa (6 bunches) $ 16.00 Add To Cart
ANA12 Anacharis Egeria Densa (12 bunches) $ 31.00 Add To Cart

Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) is a very attractive plant in both ponds and aquaria. It grows in long, soft, plumed fronds which can reach two feet in length. This was one of the first plants added to the Pond and grows in abundance. Due to the needle-like leaves koi tend to be less interested in this plant and like anacharis it is an oxygenator plant that competes with algae for the nutrients in the water, thus reducing the amount of algae that will be able to grow.

SKU Description Price Order
horn Hornwort Ceratophyllum Demersum (bunch) $ 3.00 Add To Cart
horn6 Hornwort Ceratophyllum Demersum (6 bunches) $ 16.00 Add To Cart
horn12 Hornwort Ceratophyllum Demersum (12 bunches) $ 31.00 Add To Cart
Jungle Val

Jungle Val, Vallisneria americana v. 'jungle', has become a standby for the aquatic gardener. Tape or Eel Grass as it is also known, Jungle Val fills in the background of an aquascape quickly and elegantly. Able to grow within a wide array of aquarium parameters, it can definitely add its grace to one of your aquariums. Like other Vallisneria species, Jungle Val reproduces primarily by sending out runners. Although mainly used in aquariums some of our customers use it in there small ponds as well.

SKU Description Price Order
JungV Jungle Val Vallisneria Americana (3 plants) $ 3.00 Add To Cart

Moneywort, also known as Brahmi to herbalists, is an excellent plant for aquarists and pond keepers. The leaves are elliptic and grow alternately along the stem. They are bright green, almost lime colored when hit by the light, and make an attractive addition to any aquarium or pond. They are amphibious and will grow either partially or fully submersed.

Moneywort is a moderately hardy stem plant that will thrive in most aquariums and ponds. It will typically grow to 12" tall, but may grow even taller under high light conditions, even continuing to grow horizontally until it reaches the water's surface. If left untrimmed, it will extend its branches out of the water.

SKU Description Price Order
Mone Moneywort - Bocopa Monnieri (bunch) $ 3.00 Add To Cart
Mone6 Moneywort - Bocopa Monnieri (6 bunches) $ 16.00 Add To Cart
Parrot Feather

Parrot Feather has feathery blue-green foliage with a velvety sheen that creeps across surface of pond. Its stems can grow from 20 to 60 inches long. Parrot Feather's lush and feathery textured foliage helps provide shade for the pond and fish. It also provides a hiding place and spawning material for the pond inhabitants.

Because of its capability of establishing itself in wet soil above the water, Parrot's Feather can be used in waterfall crevices, as well as along pond edges. Although it may be prone to frost damage, it winters well beneath the ice in frozen ponds. Zones 4-11.

SKU Description Price Order
parfea Parrot Fearther Myriophyllum Aquaticum (bunch) $ 3.00 Add To Cart
parfea6 Parrot Feather Myriophyllum Aquaticum (6 bunches) $ 16.00 Add To Cart
parfea12 Parrot Feather Myriophyllum Aquaticum (12 bunches) $ 31.00 Add To Cart
Red Hygrophila

Hygrophila sp. 'Red' is a heavily-branching, creeping plant which is reddish to brownish in color and is inclined to produce long leaves. Used in both ponds and aquaria, it is primarily suited to the foregrounds of medium- to large-sized aquaria and the shallow bog areas of ponds where it will grow out of the water and creep along the sides.

SKU Description Price Order
RedHy Red Hygrophila (bunch) $ 3.00 Add To Cart
Redhy6 Red Hygrophilia ( 6 bunches) $ 16.00 Add To Cart