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Golden Nesea

Golden Nesea, also known as nesaea pedicellata, is a relatively new addition to US aquariums. It originates in West Africa and is distinguished by its beautiful gold and green leaves with red/pink stems. These plants generally belong in the background or midground of your tank, as they can grow vertically to over 12” tall! Place them in bunches to create a golden bush that provides great cover for fish or plant them individually for the occasional highlight.

Care & Maintenance

Golden Nesaea is pretty easy to care for since you don’t need to provide any CO2 supplementation or high lighting. If you want to provide plant supplements to help it grow faster, we recommend adding fertilizer to your substrate such as Thrive Root Zone Tabs.

When placing this plant in your tank, the experts at Modern Aquarium suggest moderate light and nutrition.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 70°-82° F
  • Tank Placement: Midground - Background

Live Plants at Modern Aquarium

Modern Aquarium strives to deliver unique, healthy plants for all aquarium hobbyists. The image represented on this page is a close sample of the product you will receive — not the exact plant. If you have any questions about introducing the Golden Nesaea to your tank, feel free to reach out to us today!

Reviews (18)

  • 5
    One of my favorites
    Posted by Alexz Gimon on 5 Aug 2023

    Arrived a beautiful gold and red color. So pretty in my aquarium. Each bunch has a good amount of clippings that ranged from 4-6 inches with good roots. Very happy with these plants.

  • 5
    Golden Nesea
    Posted by Laura on 22 Sep 2022

    I really like this to brighten up a dark spot. Gonna have to buy this again.

  • 5
    Posted by Eddie Gonzalez on 16 Aug 2022


  • 5
    Golden nesea
    Posted by Isaac Delgado on 2 May 2022

    This is an amazing plant. When the plant first came it looked dead but I followed the 5 steps modern aquarium said to follow. Now my plants are looking beautiful. All of the leaves really have a golden look. The shipping was so quick I live in California and recieved the plants in 2 days. Will buy more plants from here

  • 5
    Unusual golden color
    Posted by Alyssa Magiera on 4 Dec 2021

    This plant is really going to stand out! It really is golden.

  • 5
    Healthy and colorful
    Posted by Chris on 15 Nov 2021

    Plant is very healthy and looks great in the tank. I was pleased by the nice coloring it brightened things up nicely from the usual green, green, green.

  • 5
    Beautiful plant!
    Posted by Jenna on 11 Nov 2021

    The Golden Nesea is my favorite plant from my order. It's a beautiful golden shade and adds a great pop of color to my tank. It arrived in great shape and established quickly in my tank.

  • 5
    Golden Nesea
    Posted by P.G. on 12 Oct 2021

    Received big beautiful healthy stems. No hitchhikers. Fantastic color. Nice roots. Planted as a single bush and it makes a lovely focal point. No melt at all. I couldn't be happier with this purchase

  • 5
    Golden Nesea
    Posted by AeXzer Anthony on 6 Oct 2021

    Plants came well packed and very healthy. No dead leaves or folded leaves. Beautiful plants and already sporting its golden color which perfectly contrasted with bright red stem. Looks very beautiful as a background plant and growing already within just a few days. A very good and highly recommended beginners plant which is not too demanding and very colorful.

  • 4
    Great plants
    Posted by Kelli on 1 Oct 2021

    Plants were healthy, after two weeks in tank seeing new growth. Very happy

  • 5
    Posted by Eric on 29 Apr 2021

    This is a beautiful plant. The leaves are slightly more golden (yellow) than in the picture and it adds a stunning contrast to the rest of the greenery in my tank. A week after planting, I'm experiencing some plant melt, which is expected. Overall, a great addition to my tank

  • 5
    Golden Nesea
    Posted by Leslie on 2 Mar 2021

    This is a really nice sturdy plant! Was easy to plant in the substrate and hopefully will do well!