Best plants for nanos
I have a 1.5 gallon and another 2.5 gallon. The 1.5 has a 7 watt fluorescent that's on during working hours (it's at the office) plus the office fluorescents that are on 10-12 hours a day (though this is a hex spigot jar made of recycled green glass, and I put the cork lid on loosely when I leave, in order to preserve some of the warmth and keep dust and stuff from the cleaning crew from getting into the water). The 2.5 has a plant light set about 2 feet away.
Both are planted, but I need to make some changes, as some of the plants (particularly the small swords in the 1.5) are not thriving.
What are the best plants for these conditions? Both are betta tanks, so while foreground plants are great, I need some taller plants or floating tanks to break up the current from the filters and give them near-surface leaves to rest in.