Understanding the distinctive needs of different plant species is the starting point to a thriving, enduring, algae-free tank. Explore our guide to aquatic plants and livestock and the water parametersthat matter.
“Aerial roots” refer to roots that often grow out of the internodes of stem plants midway up the stem, above the substrate. Why do these roots appear? Are they cause for concern? What can we do if we find them unsightly?
If your plants don't seem to be able to survive for long in your aquarium, one reason might be that these are not aquatic plants in the first place. Or rather, these plants need to grow emersed (i.e partially submerged) and cannot survive permanently under water. We cover 3 common plants in this category.