How to grow Java fern. A long time staple of the hobby, Java fern is most often placed on hardscape as it does not require to be planted on the substrate to grow well. Its dark green leaves and bunching growth form makes it great for creating volumes of green in the tank.
The strikingly pink Cryptocoryne 'flamingo' is a recent addition to the aquarium hobby. The distinctive pink leaves stand out a lot in most aquascapes and works well as tonal contrast to clusters of red plants.