Safe Plants for Aquariums

What plants can I grow in a fresh water aquarium

Hi Angie,

Here are some plants that would work in your aquarium: Java moss, Dwarf Baby Tears, Dwarf hair Grass, Marselea minuta, Amazon sword plant, Java Fern, Anubias nana, Pygmy Chain Sword Plant, Ruffle Sword, Red Melon Sword, , Ozelot Sword, Vallisneria,  Dwarf Sagittarin, Hygrophila Pinnatifida, Hygrophila Temple, Telanthera. Here is a link to a site that sells safe plants for aquariums.

 

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This plant is a dieffenbachia. These plants are considered poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched, immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.  More poisonous houseplant information and pictures of common plants that are dangerous to children and pets can be found in my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants and should be kept away from pets and children. If fish in an aquarium nibbled on a dieffenbachia they would die.

You can read read more about common houseplants that are poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched, immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.  More poisonous houseplant information and pictures of common plants that are dangerous to children and pets can be found in my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants in my book  Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to poisonous houseplantsIn her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them..
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Here are some plants that would work in your aquarium: Java moss, Dwarf Baby Tears, Dwarf hair Grass, Marselea minuta, Amazon sword plant, Java Fern, Anubias nana, Pygmy Chain Sword Plant, Dwarf Sagittarin. Here is a link to a site that sells safe plants for aquariums.