Ceratopteris Thalictroides

Aquatic Plants
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IMPORTANT: Our bunched and potted aquarium plants may vary in growth forms. Because of this, please understand how to properly transition and acclimate plant(s) into desired form(s). We do our best to thoroughly clean and inspect all plants prior to shipment but cannot guarantee lead bunch or potted plants to be free from snails and/or algae. Not your thing? Please consider purchasing tissue culture aquarium plants.

LIVE PLANTS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRESS AND DAMAGE FROM TRANSIT - This may appear in the form of minimal melt, leaf loss, cosmetic damage, etc. Refunds or replacements will not be issued for plants with viable root systems.

Ceratopteris Thalictroides, commonly known as Water Sprite, is a classic aquarium plant species that is loved for its easy care and versatile application. Water Sprite is not a picky aquarium plant, making it a great starter plant for beginner hobbyists who are interested in trying live plants in their aquarium for the first time. Ceratopteris Thalictroides offers bright green hues to the planted aquarium and is well-known for its fine-leafed foliage that branches out decoratively. Growth is relatively quick and if this plant is placed in an aquarium with CO2 injection, growth will quicken and an increase in pruning or removal will be required. This aquatic fern is a popular choice for breeding projects, fry tanks and goldfish aquariums. 

Ceratopteris Thalictroides is a classic beginner plant


Ceratopteris Thalictroides Water Sprite Easy Beginner Aquarium Plant
Common Name

Ceratopteris Thalictroides
Water Sprite
Water Horn Fern
Fine Leaf Indian Fern

Care Easy
Lighting Low to Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Size Varies Depending on Conditions
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.

Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

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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