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Anacharis Narrow Leaf (Egeria najas)

$4.99
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APA-bp99

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Egeria najas is a good plant for beginners, and its rapid growth helps create a balance in the aquarium from the start. It can also help prevent algae because it absorbs a great number of nutrients from the water. The plant secretes antibiotic substances which can help prevent blue-green algae (a type of bacteria). The growth rate depends largely on the amount of light and nutrition available. Growth does not stop in unfavorable conditions, but the plant turns light in color and the tendrils grow thin.

Not for sale in California


  • Common Name: Narrow Leaf Anacharis
  • Family: Hydrocharitacea
  • Native To: South America
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 7
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Background
  • Available As: Bunch

10 Reviews

  • 5
    Fast, super fast growth

    Posted by Sam Burbank on May 8th 2016

    This is absolutely amazing at how fast this stuff grows. I have a low-tech tank (no CO2) and I am already pruning and re-planting my own shoots at three weeks. Stuff came at approximately 5"-6" stems (alot of them) and I planted throughout the back of the tank. The more light and calmer water areas seem to produce the best, but all have grown. In a week, I had one stem clear to the top of the tank (20"). I am amazed. Very beautiful green background. The shoots I am placing in various spots, but I am now setting up a separate 20 gallon tank that will be my nursery for the future planted tanks I am building. Amazing quality and super fast growth.

  • 5
    Wow does this stuff grow

    Posted by Leslie on Jan 1st 2016

    I put 3 bunches of this in my 125g tank, and it has just gone crazy. Some is rooted, but a lot is floating, and it looks great! Love the smaller leaf variety.

  • 5
    Grew Immediately

    Posted by Dar on Mar 26th 2014

    I just set up a new dirtied 36 gal tank and ordered several plants to fill it. The Anacharis was the first plant to show growth, in just a matter of a couple days. It's been less than two weeks and I already have to trim it. I just have 48w of T5 HO bulbs. I totally recommend this plant.

  • 5
    great plant

    Posted by April on Dec 7th 2012

    I love these plants. The shipment showed up on time and in great condition. My plants have doubled in size in just one month, plus they root themselves not only from the bottom, but they drop roots in the middle for extra security!

  • 5
    Wonderful

    Posted by Bogdan on Oct 6th 2012

    While the regular leaf never did very well in my aquarium (seems to need more light), the narrow leaf is thriving from the first day and making shooting vertical thin roots from all over the plant. It also look very nice and my micro-pellets for fish hang to it for the fish to eat (instead of getting lost on the bottom). Love the delicate bright green leaves, looks awesome. I am also using 2.5mL of Seachem Flourish per week because I have a heavily planted 20G aquarium.

  • 5
    Beautiful Plant

    Posted by Fred on Jun 8th 2012

    Received 5 bunches and all were very healthy and are growing increcibly fast! Have had in tank for 3 weeks and they look incredible! sent via 2 day shipping.

  • 5
    generous bunch, very healthy

    Posted by Arlen on Jun 22nd 2011

    I received a very nice, fat bunch, which was very healthy and vigorous. A nice addition to the tank. Thanks!!

  • 5
    Clean, great shape

    Posted by Liz on Oct 7th 2010

    I ordered and received 5 generous bunches, each about 8 inches long. The nicest specimens I've seen.

  • 5
    Uhhhh-mazing!

    Posted by Kenzie on Mar 12th 2010

    I ordered 3 of these for my 10 gallon "jungle" and love 'em! They seem to add a lot of texture to the aquarium and make it very exotic. I will defiantly be ordering from you guys again, Thanks!

  • 5
    Great Starter Plant!

    Posted by JanᅠBurroughs on Feb 21st 2009

    I am new to aqua gardening and recently ordered 4 of these plants. They arrived in great condition and within a week I could see new growth. - Awesome starter plant - thanks so much!