Ammannia Senegalensis

Ammannia Senegalensis - Aquarium Plants Factory
Ammannia Senegalensis - Aquarium Plants Factory
Ammannia Senegalensis - Aquarium Plants Factory
Ammannia Senegalensis - Aquarium Plants Factory
Ammannia Senegalensis - Aquarium Plants Factory
Ammannia Senegalensis - Aquarium Plants Factory

Ammannia Senegalensis

Regular price $16.99 Sale price $9.99
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Ammannia senegalensis, also known as Copper Leaf Ammania, is a stunning and vibrant aquatic plant that adds a splash of color and dynamic texture to any aquarium. Originating from various regions across Africa, this plant is highly valued for its unique appearance and relatively demanding care requirements.

Key Features:

  • Striking Coloration: Ammannia senegalensis is known for its captivating bronze to orange-red leaves that can turn a deeper red under high light conditions. This color transformation makes it a visually striking addition to any aquascape.
  • Growth Habit: This stem plant features narrow, wavy-edged leaves that grow in an alternating pattern along the stem, creating a lush, bushy appearance. It typically reaches an average height of 16-20 inches, making it ideal for midground to background placement in larger aquariums.

Optimal Growing Conditions:

  • Lighting: Requires high lighting (3-4 watts per gallon) to thrive and maintain its vibrant coloration. Insufficient light can cause the leaves to turn a dull brown.
  • CO2 and Nutrients: Beneficially responds to supplemental CO2 and a nutrient-rich substrate. Regular dosing with macro and micronutrients is essential for robust growth and vibrant color.
  • Water Parameters: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.0) and soft to moderately hard water. Ideal water temperatures range from 72-82°F (22-28°C).

Care and Maintenance:

  • Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain the plant's shape and encourages bushier growth. Propagation is straightforward through stem cuttings, which can be replanted in the substrate.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate, such as laterite or substrate nutrient balls, is highly recommended to support healthy root development and overall plant vitality.
  • Water Changes: Frequent water changes are beneficial to maintain optimal water quality and support healthy plant growth.


  • Aesthetic Enhancement: The vibrant bronze to orange-red leaves of Ammannia senegalensis add a dramatic and beautiful element to any aquarium, enhancing the overall visual appeal.
  • Habitat Enrichment: Provides excellent cover and hiding spots for fish and shrimp, contributing to a more natural and secure environment for aquatic inhabitants.


Ammannia senegalensis is a visually stunning and rewarding plant for aquarists looking to enhance their aquarium's aesthetic. Its vibrant colors, unique leaf structure, and adaptability to high light and nutrient-rich conditions make it a standout choice for creating a dynamic and colorful underwater landscape. Whether you are an experienced aquarist or looking to challenge your skills, Ammannia senegalensis will bring a touch of exotic beauty to your aquascape.

  • Sold as loose Fresh-cut plants, Bunched plants, or Potted plants
  • Fresh-cut plants | Approx. 5 stems, loose fresh-cut stems without root
  • Bunched plants | Approx. 5 fresh-cut stems without root, bundled with foam, and lead weight
  • Potted plants | Approx. 5 fresh-cut stems without root, potted with net pot and rockwool

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged or submerge.

Scientific Name

Ammannia Senegalensis

Common Name

Copper Leaf Ammannia
Type Stem Plants


Midground / Background




6 - 6.5

Growth Rates


Difficulty Level


Nutrient Substrate


Can it grow emerged?


Lighting Requirements

Medium - High

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      1. Picture requirements: Take at least 2 clear photos of damaged product in their original, unopened & sealed transparent packing and send photos and orders information to our email within 24 hours: 
      2. Please do not take picture of damaged plants, or animals in your aquarium. Once they have been introduced to your aquarium's ecosystem. It is no longer covered by our guarantee.

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      Please keep in mind that Live Arrival Guarantee only guarantees that live stocks will be alive upon arrival. We cannot guarantee that you will continue to have success with them. Many factors, including the aquarium environment, water quality, nutrient, temperature, lighting, filter, and CO2 system, can contribute to the failure to grow live plants and live animals.



      Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

      However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

      1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
      2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
      3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
      4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
      Environmental Preservation Notice

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      Please review your state's regulations on restricted plants, as we are committed to not shipping plants that are restricted in your area. Do not release any plants into the wild or waterways, as this can harm local ecosystems by introducing invasive species.

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      Thank you for your responsible commitment to environmental preservation.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 14 reviews
      Jesus Bahena
      Very healthy plants

      I don't do reviews but i have to say the plants came very healthy and big and quick delivery nice package


      Fantastic quality plants, packaged and delivered well and in great shape

      Postal delays took its toll

      The 13 days it took to receive my order took its toll on my plants. To be honest tho, I was expecting straight mush in bags. While some of the leaves had started melting, the plants all in all were in amazing condition all due to proper packaging for shipping. Majority of plants were in decent shape. Pulled them out of package, left them in their bags until they came to room temperature, washed the plants(removing dead and or dying leaves) in Luke warm water then dropped them in my tank. Within hours the leaves had started to fan out after being stuck in the bags for so long. I actually feel bad for harassing APF staff about expectations of sludge in bags....when in reality the plants that were shipped obviously were very strong and healthy to withstand such a journey. Thanks APF. Plant customer for life.

      Barely survived

      Barely survived the journey. A lot of broken leafs and still. Struggling to revive them

      Holly Griffin
      Nice plants 👌

      These never withstand shipping too well in my experience, no fault of APF. These type of plants ALWAYS drop leaves during transit, so my photos don't represent how great these will undoubtedly be once acclimated. Just a heads up about this for the uninitiated. Don't fret! As long as your water quality is up to snuff these guys WILL bounce back! 😁👍

      Christine Gothrow

      Excellent plants no issue fast shipping

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