WATER SPRITE, Ceratopteris thalictroides

WATER SPRITE, Ceratopteris thalictroides

Your Price: $3.99
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Part Number:WATSP

Water Sprite, also known as the Indian Fern, is a great plant to use as a mid-ground plant and also as a floating plant. The delicate, lacy leaves also make excellent cover for fry to hide in.

Water Sprite will grow profusely under the right conditions, and for this reason, it is excellent at removing unwanted and unhealthy inorganic nutrients from the aquarium water. In smaller aquariums with open tops, the Water Sprite can grow out of the tank and form beautiful surface leaves. The delicately branched leaves are very decorative and provide good contrast to other leaf shapes.


Hardiness: Moderate
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Fern
Family: Pteridaceae
Region: Tropics
Growth Rate: Fast

You are buying on 1 Rooted plant with 3 to 4 leaves, approx. 8" tall.

Planting Instructions

Stem plants are usually cuttings of plants that generally don't come with roots. This is how stem plants are sold in the aquatic plant industry, although at times, my stem plants may come with roots because I have been growing them out. All stem plants come with a plant weight that holds the plant in place and is safe for your tank. 

To plant, just let the weight lay on your substrate, and the stems will grow roots throughout your substrate. You can also plant the tips, about 1/4" in your substrate if you prefer.

Please go here for more information on planting. 

5 Stars
Great plant
I love this plant. I haven't had much success with plants but this one is great. It is growing like mad in my 135 tetra tank. Love it and will get more. Off to find more like it.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Northern California. on 2/4/2014
5 Stars
Lively Plant
I only have a small anubias plant(besides my new water sprite) and I was hoping to add a little more greenery without much more care. This plant seems perfect; it's floating in my tank and grows so much every day!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Delaware. on 1/26/2018
5 Stars
Best Water sprite around
I have ordered this plant from many vendors and this is the best water sprite I have found. Does well in my tanks. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by:  from Virginia. on 1/21/2018
5 Stars
Water Sprite
Received a healthy looking portion of water sprite today for my aquarium, excited to have it in my tank. Love the texture and visual interest it provides. Quick shipping and arrived in two days. Very happy with my purchases!
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Reviewed by:  from Beaverton, Oregon. on 4/10/2020

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