Ceratopteris Thalictroides

Aquatic Plants
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Tissue culture plants are cultivated in sterile lab settings ensuring your plant is free from pests, snails and algae! These are young specimen that are grown in emersed forms. Gel should always be removed prior to planting.

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Water Sprite is a classic beginner aquarium plant!
Remove this plant from its growing medium before planting.
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Ceratopteris Thalictroides, more commonly known as Water Sprite, is a fast-growing aquarium stem plant with bright green, decorative foliage. Loved by beginner hobbyists, Water Sprite is extremely easy to keep in a planted aquarium and offers an undemanding nature along with quick growth. Its wide growth is good for filling in empty space in a planted aquarium tank. Much like other classic easy aquarium plants, Ceratopsis Thalictroides does not require too much care and can adapt to a wide range of aquarium tank parameters. Water Sprite also helps in absorbing excess nutrients from the water column, helping to outcompete algae, preventing its growth and promoting a cleaner water column for aquarium tank inhabitants. 

As Water Sprite grows quickly, it has the potential to grow unruly if not maintained and pruned regularly. We recommend this aquarium plant for the midground and background aquatic plant choices in a planted tank. It is suitable for the larger spectrum of nano aquarium tanks to larger standard sizes. Propagation is simple and trimmed stems can be replanted into quality aquarium soil.

Common Name Ceratopteris Thalictroides
Water Sprite
Care Easy
Lighting Low to Medium
CO2 Optional
Suggested Placement Background
Propagation Trim and plant stems
Growth Rate Fast
Height 10+”
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

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Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.

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