Hornwort (Ceratophyllum Demersum)
Hornwort, also known as Ceratophyllum Demersum, is found worldwide. It is a well-known plant in the hobby. It grows long stems with needle-like and stiff leaves or, in common parlance, the "horns" from where it takes its common name. Hornwort can be used as a floating plant or as an upright stem plant. It does not have roots but when planted, Hornwort produces rhizomes that allow it to attach to the gravel. This plant is a fast grower and many hobbyists use it in fry tanks to provide hiding places for young fish. Because of its fast growth, Hornwort is great for planted aquariums as it will quickly absorb extra nutrients from the water column, preventing algal blooms.
Hornwort can flower and produce seeds. However, the flowers and seeds are small and hardly noticeable. The best and easiest way to propagate hornwort is to snip the stems apart. The separated pieces will just continue growing, creating new plants.
Caring For Hornwort
Under good conditions, this plant will grow robustly and have light to deep green coloration. It is an easy plant to care for and grow. It does not require any special care or strong lighting but, if provided, the plant will grow fast.
- Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
- Temperature Range: 59-83°F
- Tank Placement: Floating or Background
The hornwort for sale in our store is one of the easiest plants to start with. Quite literally, you can just put it into your tank, and you are done! The plant should adjust to the new environment very quickly and start growing rapidly.
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Really nice plant, looks great in my aquarium.
Love this plant!!
With this being the first time I purchased this plant for my aquarium, I absolutely love them. They have grown SO much! I definitely will be ordering again! And they were so fast getting here.
Awesome live plants
I couldn’t find healthy types of plants I wanted for my aquarium which lead to Modern Aquarium site. I chose them because of all the positive reviews. I am so pleased with my Hornwort live plant it was so incredibly healthy and full when I received it within the week I ordered it. It looks amazing in my aquarium and tetras love to hide under it because I am floating it. Thank you Modern Aquarium for your wonderful plants!
Plants were beautiful, packaged nicely
Came in great!
Seems to still be doing good too !
The hornwort came very healthy and is quite big. Looks beautiful in the tank and the shrimp love it.
Plants came healthy and beautiful.
Dressed the 60 gal aquarium
Now all the baby fish have somewhere to hide.
Arrived healthy and growing rapidly. Some snails appeared after a few weeks but isn't a big deal for me