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Favorite low-light stem plant?

2016 10
Looking for a low-light/no CO2 stem plant with smallish leaves that would look nice and bushy in the corner of a 2.5 gallon nano. What's everyone's favorite?
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Hands down my favorite would have to be Limnophila Sessiliflora. This plant will absolutely take over most tanks in medium to high lighting and in low light will definately provide a decent amount of coverage. I only suggest to start with a tiny piece of it because that's all you'll ever really need, it just propagates so easily.
 

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i am going to keep my eyes open for that one, I am looking for a suitable replacement for my wisteria :)

The only problem with cabomba is that it gets leggy in low light, but I was reading about this one that low light makes this one grow more compact!
 

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Fanwort never did well in my tank... it would shed all of its lower leaves... does that mean I should probably rule out the Limnophila? I love the look of it but I hated having all the dead fanwort leaves clogging my filter. Right now I have ludwigia repens in that corner and it grows pretty slowly and loses some leaves here and there, so I'm hoping to replace it with a hardy, fast grower.
 

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Bacopa caroliniana or Rotala rotundifolia.

Rotala definitely has the smaller leaves and IMO would be a great scale for a tank this small.
I second the Rotala--wonderful choice.

However, if want something completely different from all that's been mentioned, try Hydrocoytle leucocephela (aka "Brazilian Pennywort")--very unique and easy to grow.
 

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I third that R. rotundifolia. My stems are multiplying without my taking cuttings. Which means they're doing fine.

Ceratopteris thalictroides, I think is wickedly pretty. Mine would be alive today, if I had not first killed it with bleach. It's usually pretty hardy, despite looking like lace.
 
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