Anacharis - Elodea Najas - Water Weed

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Dive into the aquatic playground with Anacharis—the cool kid for beginners wading into the aquarium plant scene. Basking in medium to high light, Anacharis is the overachiever that makes growing plants a walk in the underwater park. Watch its see-through green leaves do the tango as they add a dash of class to your aquatic haven.

But hold your breath, because Anacharis is not just a pretty face; it's the superhero of waste absorption, working overtime to keep your underwater squad in high spirits and your tank water crystal clear. If you're on the lookout for a laid-back plant that steals the spotlight and pulls its weight in maintaining a pristine aquarium, Anacharis is your VIP pass to underwater triumph!


  • Feathery Foliage:

    • Anacharis rocks the lush green, feathery foliage look. Picture slender stems dressed in whorls of needle-like leaves, like mini pine needles having a dance party in the water current.
  • No Roots, Just Rhizoids:

    • Forget about traditional roots; Anacharis flaunts rhizoids, tiny structures that help it anchor or free-float. It's like the plant version of riding the aquatic waves.
  • Subtle Blooms:

    • When the sun's out, Anacharis might throw a subtle floral soiree with small, greenish flowers playing hide-and-seek among the leaves. Nature's way of keeping things interesting.

Adaptability and Care:

  • A Hardy Friend:

    • Anacharis is the Aquaman of aquatic plants—surviving and thriving in diverse water conditions. It's the perfect wing-plant for aquarium newbies, tolerating different temperatures, pH levels, and lighting intensities like a champ.
  • Fast-Growing Wonder:

    • This plant is the sprinter of the underwater jungle, taking root and spreading its feathery greenery with gusto. Keep the scissors ready for a regular trim to maintain that perfect aquatic hairdo.
  • Low-Maintenance Gem:

    • Anacharis doesn't demand the fancy stuff. No VIP soil or high-maintenance fertilizers needed. It's the chill buddy that readily multiplies through stem cuttings, making it a breeze to share the aquatic love.


  • Visual Appeal:

    • Anacharis adds the wow factor with lush greenery and a graceful underwater ballet. It's the prima ballerina of the aquatic stage.
  • Hiding Haven:

    • Calling all underwater introverts! Anacharis's dense growth creates VIP hiding spots for fish fry, shrimp, and other aquatic party-goers. Safety and security guaranteed!
  • Water Purifier:

    • Anacharis isn't just for show; it's a water magician. Absorbing excess nutrients and warding off algae growth, it's the guardian of your underwater utopia.
  • Competitive Edge:

    • In the fierce world of aquascape showdowns, Anacharis brings the A-game. Fast growth and nutrient absorption make it the Aquatic MVP, ensuring optimal conditions for delicate plants in the competition.

Best Roommates

  • Tetras
  • Gouramis
  • Shrimp
  • Snails


Also Known:  Elodea Najas

Care Level: Easy

Lighting Requirement: Medium

Co2: Not needed

Growth Rate: Fast

Origin: North and South America

Tank Placement: Midground-Background Or Floating

Most plants are sold as trimmings from rooted plants unless otherwise stated. All trimmings will be at least 3" in height unless otherwise noted.


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