in my experience, most of their plants, if not all are grown emmersed. many times the plants i bought from them did not survive the transition and just melted away. only ones that survived are the super hardy ones like anubias and java ferns. they are pest free and have never found an issue with snails and stuff. Fof course that is just my experience.
I have bought them and they all did good. Although, just make sure they are actually aquatic plants because some I bought at Petco said aquatic but were not true aquatics. Such as the lucky bamboo and mondo grass.
I bought some of them.
all of them have been snail/pest free. But in my past experience, the one in the tubes didnt fare so well.
2x anubias barteri, both of their rhizomes just seemed to melt away after growing 1 new leaf.
I had better luck with the baggie pouches.
1x Cryptocoryne Undulate 'red' (actually 3 plants in one pouch)
3x anubias nana (about 2-3 per pouch)
I have gotten Anubias nana and Java ferns in the tubes from Petsmart. There were no snails, pests or diseases, but the java ferns had java moss on the rhizome. So now I have 3 types of plants and not just 2.
I tried a single pack of their Alternanthera Reineckii and have been super pleased. The portions are very small but when broken up their really is a good quantity of stems. So this pic was last night and keep in mind I had about 3-4 additional stems still in the tank and I've sold or RAOK off at least 30 stems in the past few months !
I've had very good luck with all the various the crypts in the gel packs in the past year. A few weeks ago I bought one pack of hair grass in the gel pack and so far that seems to be doing ok too. The hair grass hasn't grown, but at least it's still green.
I've plenty of swords, java fern and anubias from the tubes as well. The java fern usually has to adapt by slowing dying off and regrowing new leaves.
No pests came in from these plants.
anubias nana are great i've bought 3 packs and all have doubled in size in a month. uner 3 different light setups from high co2 to low led.
crypts look dead
I really want to try the dwarf grass cause its the best ive ever seen. My lfs always has over priced garbage covered in algae.
I bought E. parvula (DHG), P. helferi (Downoi), Lobelia Cardinalis, and A. reineckii and they've all been great.
I was really pleased to get E. parvula from them. I've ordered "it" a few times online and gotten E. aicularis which is very frustrating.
I'd recommend buying their plants, as long as you recognize the species of plant. Their plants are not all beginner plants, and still it remains that some of them are not truly aquatic and will die and rot if grown 100% submerged.
I got Cyperus Helferi, Crypt unlanduata, I might get Stau. Repens, and maybe some Crypt Tropica, I never tried that one before. You get a LOT LOT in those packs, I got over 40+ plants in 1 pack. I had to space some out in shrimp tanks I had too many to put in my 29 gallon tank.