LOW LIGHT PLANTS
(1 watt per gallon, or 0.3 litres)

This list has been collated by searching through old threads & sponsor's websites, along with those listed at the end of the document. It may well contain many errors, and some have been left in deliberately, so that people can find plants by names that have now been superseded by other names, common or scientific. It does not come with any guarantees of success - it is designed as a starting point for your research and a list of suggestions for that. These are plants that have worked for other people, but I'm not promising they will work for you.

FOREGROUND
Scientific name Common Name
Cryptocoryne lutea AKA walkeri...............Crypt walkeri/ Cryptocoryne lutea/ Crypt lutea.......E
Cryptocoryne walkeri AKA lutea...............Crypt walkeri/ Cryptocoryne lutea/ Crypt lutea.......E
Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica"...............Crypt wendtii "Tropica"......................................... ...E
Echinodorus quadricostatus v. tenellus...Broad Leaf Chain Sword..........................................E
Elatine gratioloides **.............................Waterwort.......... .................................................. ...A
Glossostigma elatinoides**.....................Glosso/ Mud Mat............................................... ......EA
Helanthium tenellum................................Pygmy chainsword/ Echinodorus tenellum..............E
Hemianthus callitrichoides **...................HC........................... ...............................................E
Marsilea costulifera..................................Thin Leaf Nardoo............................................ ........A
Marsilea drummondii................................Marsilea drummondii/ Common nardoo/
.................................................. ..............Clover fern/ Southern cross clover fern...................A
Marsilea hirsuta.......................................Hans en's Nardoo............................................ .........A
Marsilea mutica........................................Rain bow Nardoo............................................ ..........A
Najas guadalupensis...............................Guppy grass............................................. ...............E
Starougyne repens Tropica 049 **.........Starougyne Tropica........................................... .......E
Vallisneria americana “mini twister” ........Vallis “mini twister”.......................................... ........E

MID
Scientific name Common Name
Aponogeton bullosus (Endangered).......Aponogeton bullosus.......................................... ......A P
Blyxa Japonica **...................................Blyxa Japonica/ Japanese Bamboo plant..................E
Cryptcoryne becketii AKA
Cryptocoryne petchii..............................Crypt Becketii/ Micro Crypt
Cryptocoryne helferi ..............................Crypt Helferi
Cryptocoryne petchii AKA
Cryptcoryne becketii..............................Crypt Becketii/ Micro Crypt
Cryptocoryne pygmaea..........................Pygmy Crypt............................................. .................E
Cryptocoryne "Undulatas".....................Crypt "Undulatas"....................................... ...............E
Cryptocoryne wendtii.............................Crypt Wendtii........................................... .................E
Cryptocorne wendtii "Broad Leaf"..........Crypt wendtii "Broad Leaf".......................................E
Cryptocoryne wendtii "Brown"...............Crypt wendtii "Brown"........................................... ....E
Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green x Tall"......Crypt wendtii "Green"........................................... .....E
Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green x Tall"......Crypt wendtii "Tall"............................................ ........E
Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya"..........................Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya".............................................. .E
Cryptocoryne wendtii “Red”..................Crypt Wendtii “Red”............................................. ......E
Cyperus helferi .....................................Cyperus Helferi
Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'...........Tropica Sword (smaller)......................................... ....E
Elatine gratioloides...............................Waterwo rt................................................ .................A
Helanthium angustifolius var.
"vesuvius"........................................ .....Corkscrew Chain Sword
Nymphaea pubescens...........................Lotus/ Indian Red Water Lily.....................................E
Nymphaea zenkeri **............................Red tiger lotus............................................. .............E
Sagittaria subulatta...............................Dwarf Saggitara .................................................. .....E

BACKGROUND
Scientific name Common Name
Aponogeton crispus.............................Aponogeton crispus........................................... ........E
Aponogeton crispus “green”................Aponogeton crispus “Green"...................................... E
Aponogeton cuneatus (Rare)...............Aponogeton cuneatus.......................................... ......A P
Aponogeton elongatus........................Aponogeton elongatus......................................... ......A P
Aponogeton elongatus subsp.
elongatus (Rare)..................................Aponogeton elongatus......................................... ......A P
Aponogeton elongatus subsp.
fluitans.......................................... .....Aponogeton fluitans.......................................... .......... A P
Aponogeton euryspermus..................Aponogeton euryspermus....................................... ....A
Aponogeton hexatepalus (Rare)........Aponogeton hexatepalus....................................... ......A P
Aponogeton kimberleyensis...............Aponogeton kimberleyensis.................................... .....A
Aponogeton lancesmithii.....................Aponogeton lancesmithii...................................... .......A
Aponogeton prolifer (Endangered).....Aponogeton prolifer/ Aponogeton proliferus...............A P
Aponogeton queenslandicus (Rare) ...Aponogeton queenslandicus.................................... ...A P
Aponogeton rigidifolia.........................Aponogeton rigidifolia....................................... ..........E
Aponogeton tofus...............................Aponogeton Tofus............................................. ..........A
Aponogeton vanbruggenii..................Aponogeton vanbruggenii...................................... .....A
Ceratopteris thalictroides...................Water sprite............................................ ....................AE
Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia..............Crypt Aponogetifolia.................................... .................E
Cryptocoryne Balansae......................Crypt Balansae.......................................... ..................E
Cryptocoryne cordata “blassii” ...........Crypt Blassii........................................... ......................E
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis..................Crypt retrospiralis..................................... ...................E
Cryptocoryne cordata “Rosenervis”....Crypt Rosenervis........................................ .................E
Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia..............Crypt pontederiifolia................................... ..................E
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis..................Crypt retrospiralis..................................... ...................E
Cryptocoryne spiralis..........................Crypt spiralis.......................................... ......................E
Echinodorus amazonicus **...............Amazon sword............................................. ................E
Echinodorus angustifolia....................Echinodorus 'vesuvius'........................................ .........E
Echinodorus cordifolius.......................Radican sword; Brazilian sword; Alisma cordifolia;
.................................................. .........Echinodorus radicans; Echinodorus fluitans;
.................................................. .........Echinodorus ovalis............................................ ...........E
Echinodorus "Green Ozelot"...............Echinodorus "Green Ozelot"........................................E
Echinodorus grisebachii......................Echinodorus grisebachii "Amazonicus"/
"Amazonicus" Narrow leaf Sword............................................. ..........E
Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'........Tropica sword............................................. ..................E
Echinodorus sp...................................Sword plants............................................ ....................E
Helanthium angustifolius var.
"vesuvius"........................................ .Corkscrew Chain Sword
Nymphoides aquatica........................Banana plant/ Banana lily/ Big Floating Heart...............E
Otellia ulvifolia...................................Otelli a ulvifolia......................................... ......................E
Sagittaria montevidensis...................Arrowhead (SA).............................................. .......................WD
Sagittaria sp......................................Sagittaria .................................................. ....................E
Sagittaria platyphylla/ Sagittaria
graminea ssp. platyphylla..................Sagittaria/ Arrowhead......................................... .........EW.....D
Vallisneria americana var.
biwaensis......................................... .Corkscrew val .................................................. .............E
Vallisneria americana (gigantea).......Jungle val............................................... .......................E
Vallisneria americana (natans) ..........Common Val; Water Celery...........................................E
Vallisneria americana "Twister"......................................... .................................................. ....E
Vallisneria annual.............................Annual Val............................................... .......................A
Vallisneria erecta..............................Viagra Val............................................... ........................A
Vallisneria nana................................Native val............................................... ........................A
Vallisneria sp....................................Val......... .................................................. .......................E
Vallisneria spiralis.............................Italian val; leapord val............................................... ....E
Vallisneria spiralis "Tiger"........................................... .................................................. .......... E
Vallineria sp. “Contortionist”............Contortionist val............................................... ..............E

STEM
Scientific name Common Name
Alternanthera Philoxeroides............Alligator weed (D SA, Tas).............................................W D
Bacopa caroliniana..........................Bacopa/ Lemon Bacopa/ Water Hyssop/
.................................................. ......Giant red bacopa............................................ ................E
Bocapa monnieri..............................Moneywort/ Water Hyssop............................................ .E
Cabomba carolina............................Cabomba....... .................................................. ...............EW....ND
Cabomba caroliniana.......................Cabomba (SA).............................................. ...................EW....ND
Ceratophylum demersum ................Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort
.................................................. ......(D - Tas).............................................. ...........................E........D
Ceratophyllum submersum..............Hornwort (softer).......................................... .................E
Egeria densa...................................Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/
.................................................. ......Brazilian elodea (D – Tas, NSW).....................................EW.....ND
Elodea canadensis...........................Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/
.................................................. ......Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/
.................................................. ......American pondweed (SA).............................................. .EW......ND
Elodea densa..................................American waterweed......................................... .............EW
Gratiola peruviana
Hydrocotyle leucocephala................Brazilian Pennywort/ Pennywort....................................E
Hydrilla verticillata........................... Hydrilla/Water Thyme (Tas)...........................................EW ......D
Hygrophila corymbosa
"Blue Stricta"..................................Blue stricta/ Hygro “Blue stricta”/ Hygro
Hygrophilia difformis .......................Water Wisteria.......................................... .................................HC
Hygrophila polysperma...................Hygro/ Green Hygro/ Indian Swamp Weed/
.................................................. .....Dwarf hygro/ Miramar weed/ Indian waterweed.............EW
Hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon'......Ceylon Hygro............................................. ......................E
Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
.................................................. ....Sunset Hygro............................................. ......................E
Lagarosiphon major.......................Lagarosiphon/ Oxygen weed...........................................EW. ...NDHC
Ludwigia pallustris..........................Ludwigia/ Swamp ludwegia.......................................... ...E.......HC
Ludwigia repens.............................Red Ludwigia.......................................... .........................E
Mayaca fluviatilis **........................Bog moss/ Stream bog moss...........................................EW
Myriophyllum aquaticum..................Parrots Feather........................................... ....................E
Myriophyllum spicatum....................Eurasian water milfoil (SA).............................................. .E......ND
Pogostemon stellatus **................Pogostemon stellatus/ Pogo/ Eusteralis stellata.............E
Rotala indica...................................Rotala Indica............................................ ....................... E
Rotala rotundifolia **.....................Rotala Rotundifolia...................................... .....................E
Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Green'........Rotala Rotundifolia sp. Green...........................................E
Rotala wallchii................................Rotala Wallchii.......................................... ........................E

TIE TO DRIFTWOOD
Scientific name Common Name
Anubias barteri v. afzelli.................Anubia afzelli........................................... ........................E
Anubias barteri v. barteri................Anubia barteri........................................... ......................E
Anubias barteri v. “coffeefolia” .......Coffee leaf anubias........................................... ..............E
Anubias barteri v. “glabra”.............Anubia “glabra” .................................................. .............E
Anubias barteri v. “Isabelle”...........Anubia Isabelle.......................................... .....................E
Anubias barteri v. “Jenny"...............Anubia “Jenny”........................................... ....................E
Anubias barteri v. “Lorraine”...........Anubia Lorraine.......................................... ....................E
Anubias barteri v. “marble".............Anubia “marble".......................................... ....................E
Anubias barteri v. “nana” ................Anubia nana.............................................. .....................E
Anubias barteri v. “nana golden”....Golden nana.............................................. .....................E
Anubias barteri v. “nana narrow leaf”
.................................................. .....Narrow leaf nana.............................................. ...............E
Anubias barteri v. nana “petite”.....Nana petite/ Petite nana.............................................. ...E
Anubias barteri v. “Paco”................Anubia Paco.............................................. ......................E
Bolbitis heteroclita..........................El Nino Fern.............................................. .......................E
Bolbitis heudelotii...........................African Water Fern/ Bolbitis.......................................... ...E
Microsorum pteropus......................Java fern.............................................. ...........................E
Microsorum pteropus v. “narrow leaf".....Narrow Leaf Java Fern............................................E
Microsorum pteropus v. “needle leaf”......Needle Leaf Java Fern............................................E
Microsorum pteropus “Philippine”...Philippine Java Fern.............................................. ...........E
Microsorum pteropus “red”.............Red Java fern.............................................. .....................E
Microsorum pteropus “Windelov”....Windelov Java Fern/ Windelov Fern/ Lace java fern/
.................................................. ......Java lace fern/ Java fern “crested”.................................E
Riccia fluitans **..............................Riccia............ .................................................. ................E

FLOATING PLANTS
Scientific name Common Name
Aldrovanda vesiculosa...................Waterwheel Plant (Australian threatened species)..........AE......C
Alternanthera Philoxeroides...........Alligator weed (D SA, Tas).............................................. ..WD
Amazon Frogbit...............................Limnobium laevigatum (D QLD).......................................ED
Azolla filiculoides.............................Pacific azolla............................................ ........................A
Azolla pinnata................................Ferny azolla/ Red azolla/ Feathered mosquitofern...........AE
Azolla sp........................................Mosquito fern, duckweed fern, fairy moss, water fern......AW
Cabomba carolina..........................Cabomba......... .................................................. ...............EW...ND
Ceratophylum demersum...............Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/
.................................................. .....Foxtail (D - Tas).............................................. .................E.......D
Ceratophyllum submersum.............Hornwort/ Foxtail........................................... ..................E
Eichhornia crassipes.......................Water hyacinth.......................................... ......................EW....ND
Egeria densa..................................Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/
.................................................. .....Brazilian elodea (D – Tas, NSW)......................................EW....ND
Elodea canadensis..........................Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian
.................................................. .....waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed..EW...ND
Elodea densa.................................American waterweed/ Dense waterweed/ Leafy Elodea...EW...ND
Hydrilla verticillata..........................Hydrilla/Water Thyme............................................. ...........EW...D
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides.............Water Pennywort......................................... .....................EW...D
Hygroryza aristata.........................Asian watergrass/ Nees asian watergrass/ Water
.................................................. .....stargrass/ Hygroryza aristata Nees..................................E
Lemna aequinoctialis......................Duckweed...... .................................................. .................AE
Lemna spp......................................Duckweed. .................................................. ......................AE
Lemnaceae sp................................Duckweed........ .................................................. ...............AE
Limnobium laevigatus.....................Amazon Frogbit........................................... .....................ED
Najas guadalupensis......................Guppy Grass............................................. ........................EW
Pistia Straiotes ...............................Water Lettuce........................................... .......................EW....ND
Riccia fluitans **.............................Riccia .................................................. ..............................E
Spirodela polyrhiza.........................Giant Duckweed.......................................... .....................EA
Spirodela spp..................................Duckweed .................................................. ......................A
Utricularia gibba..............................UG/ Bladderwort....................................... .......................EA....C
Wolffia arrhiza.................................Duckweed.. .................................................. ....................AE
Wolffia spp......................................Duckweed .................................................. ......................A

MOSSES
Scientific name Common Name
Aegagropila linnaei.........................Marimo ball.............................................. .........................E......I
Amblystegium serpens....................Nano moss.............................................. .........................E
Fissidens berteroi...........................Native Fissidens......................................... ......................A
Fissidens fonatus............................Phoenix moss.............................................. .....................E
Fissidens fonatus............................US fissidens......................................... .............................E
Fontinalis antipyretica.....................Willow moss.............................................. .......................E
Lomariopsis sp................................Round Pelia/ Subwassertang..................................... ......E
Monosolenium tenerum...................Pelia................... .................................................. ............E
Riccardia sp.....................................Mini pellia/ Coral moss.............................................. ........E
Taxiphyllum alternans.....................Taiwan moss.............................................. ......................E
Taxiphyllum sp................................Peacock moss.............................................. .....................E
Taxiphyllum sp................................Flame moss.............................................. .........................E
Vesicularia dubyana .......................Java moss.............................................. ...........................E
Vesicularia ferriei............................Weeping moss.............................................. ....................E

* Do not need high light to attain pink color. Dosing Iron can bring out this color. I have learned this from experience.

** Plants that shouldn’t be low light, but have been grown in 1WPG, if they’ve been grown in low light & no CO2 tanks.

Collated by:
Carolyn, AKA DiscusEden

Edited by:


References:
http://www.aquagreen.com.au
http://www.aquariumonlinestore.com.a...e/rare-plants/
http://aquaticlife.angfaqld.org.au
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agricultur...s/leafy-elodea
http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf...KA-73U3QA?open
http://www.hypervision.com.au/aquari...prohibited.htm
http://www.liverpoolcreekaquariums.com - done
http://www.plantgeek.net
http://theaquariumwiki.com
http://www.tropica.com/plants
http://www.weeds.org.au
http://www.weeds.gov.au

The two by Christel Kasselmann, "Aquarium Plants" and "Planted Aquarium" are goood, also two Frenchmen, Robert Allgayer and Jacques Teton write a book published in 1986, it is called "The Complete Book of Aquarium Plants" and they had information about using CO2, this came out about the same time as "The Optimum Aquarium" by Horst and Kipper.



AL Contributors from old threads:
atwistedlife
Bardus71
Bettabetta
corlis
Thewiz
Kara
Matt95
MJay
surfydave
Swampy 1972

Codes:
A - Australian native: originated in Australia, not necessarily in the local area, check if it is indigenous & belongs in your area or could escape & become a problem weed or cross-pollinate with local species
E – Exotic: originated from overseas

C- carnivorous plant

N – Noxious: declared noxious weeds by authorities. It is an offence to propagate, distribute or sell. Should be destroyed.
W – Potential to Weed in waterways: has the potential to escape
D- Declared: a declared weed, must be reported & removed. May only be declared in one state, or part of one State or Territory, check with your local authorities.
P – Protected

Allowable plant search through AQIS ICON Database:
http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent.asp



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