Our live aquarium plants are grown in dirt, submersed in mildly hard alkaline water. Plants grown on site are grown in low-tech conditions - no ferts and no co2. Plants requiring high-tech conditions are grown off-site and adapted for submersed conditions before leaving the facility. We want to provide you with quality plants at affordable prices. We try to keep shipping costs down and pass the savings on to you. You can check our resources page for information on low light plants and beginner plant recommendations, or you can contact us directly for a live plant package. We are a member of the Aquatic Gardeners Association and stand behind our products. Sometimes, our tanks look pitiful because we always pick the best plants for shipping! The pictures below are some examples of our plants, but check our availability for more options. And please, don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns!