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Anacharis (Egeria Densa)

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Anacharis (Egeria Densa)

Anacharis, also known as Egeria Densa, is a plant native to Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. It’s one of the best-known, hardy bunch plants, and it can greatly benefit your aquarium. This plant has an incredible ability to absorb large amounts of nutrients fast and thereby minimizing algae and bacterial growth.

Anacharis plants will reinvigorate the look and feel of your tank with their small, compact, bright green leaves and stems. They are a perfect background plant for any aquarium size. They can grow up to two meters long to fully fill up the back and top of your tank. But you can keep them shorter simply by trimming the tops. Watch them create a canopy and bloom with beautiful white flowers!

Care & Maintenance

Because this plant is highly adaptable and fast-growing, it’s one of the easiest plants to keep. It matches its photosynthetic output to available light to thrive in any light conditions. Plant it directly into sand or gravel, or leave it to float.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Low
  • Temperature Range: 59-90° F
  • Tank Placement: Floating & Background

Shipping Restrictions

Due to local restrictions, this plant does not ship to the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Because it is considered an invasive species, we do not recommend that you ever release this plant in a non-native habitat outside of your aquarium. If you have any questions about the Anacharis plant, reach out to us today.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, you can find answers in our FAQ and blog today!

Reviews (31)

  • 4
    Great addition to my tank
    Posted by Carol Moreno on 7 Dec 2021

    Should have purchased more

  • 5
    great bundles !
    Posted by jake on 24 Nov 2021

    out of all the plants i ordered these were probably the best specimens. very healthy plants even after waiting in the box for a whole day !

  • 5
    Green and clean
    Posted by Gregory Roeder on 18 Nov 2021

    * Anacharis (Egeria Densa) - Set of 2 Bunches * Bacopa (Bacopa Caroliniana) - Set of 2 Bunches * Limnophila Hippuridoides - Set of 2 Bunches * Wisteria (Hygrophila Difformis) - Set of 2 Bunches * Cryptocoryne Beckettii - Set of 2 Plants * Kleiner Bar Sword (Echinodorus sp. Kleiner Bar) * Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red - Set of 2 Plants * Anubias Nana Petite on Lava Rock * Anubias Nana on Lava Rock (Large) * Dwarf Hairgrass on Coco Fiber Mat 3" x 3" * Monte Carlo on Coco Fiber Mat 3" x 3" * Dwarf Baby Tears on Coco Fiber Mat 3" x 3" I ordered all of the above plants in one order and they all arrived in perfect condition. All of the plants were carefully packaged and clearly labeled with their names. I’ve never had an order that arrived so green before. None of the plants had wilt or die back or spots.

  • 5
    Posted by rpr on 3 Nov 2021

    Lush and hardy! they have grown quickly and are lovely additions to a 75 gallon tank

  • 4
    Nice Plants
    Posted by Marisa on 27 Oct 2021

    Quality plant, although they didn’t come with roots. They sent me a ton, and it seems to be doing well --Modern Aquarium Reply-- Thanks for the review, please know this is a stem plant that does not grow traditional roots, they are meant to be that way.

  • 5
    Plant were in great shape look nice in my tank
    Posted by Pamela Schulze on 28 Sep 2021

    Nice plants

  • 4
    Leaf Yellowing— Otherwise Healthy Plant
    Posted by Aria on 19 Apr 2021

    The anarchis was packaged adequately and I received my package in two days. However, most of the leaves were yellowing. This was most likely caused by shipment so MA didn’t do much wrong. Other than that, the bunches were plentiful and my betta loves them!

  • 5
    Posted by Carol Galindo on 7 Apr 2021

    Perfect. My frog loves floating among it at the top

  • 5
    Posted by Michelle Duncan on 20 Mar 2021

    Beautiful and healthy plants, shipped quickly and packaged well! I know where to go next time I need plants!!

  • 4
    Posted by PAUL VALENTINE on 28 Sep 2020

    Very nice bunch. Still a bit droopy at this point but easily could be my fault. These guys set you up. Thank you folks

  • 5
    aquatic plants
    Posted by Ann O'Mara on 2 Sep 2020

    plants arrived well packaged, quickly and in beautiful condition!

  • 5
    Great Anacharis
    Posted by Cheryl Howard on 1 Sep 2020

    A couple of snails but arrived in beautiful green condition. Thankyou