By Marios Alexandrou on July 5, 2017.
If you've ever looked at Tropica's plant list you've seen that there are a lot of plants to choose from. I've also seen lists from US-based plant wholesalers with 150+ different plant species and varieties. Not to mention the international players such as Dennerle and ADA whose products rarely make it to Canada. So for the planted-tank enthusiast, the limited selection found in the typical Canadian pet store is disheartening. Luckily, there are more and more Canadian businesses stepping in to fill the gaps in Canada.
All of the vendors below ship across Canada. I've included the location since, all other things equal, a seller that is close to you is probably better than one shipping from the opposite side of the country particularly in the winter.
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|520 Buce||Ontario||Plant selection varies widely, but sometimes brings in plants (e.g. bucephalandra) that others don't carry.|
|ABC Plants||Quebec||They produce their own tissue cultures (like Tropica) and sell to the public (unlike Tropica).|
|Aquariums West||British Columbia||Carries Tropica, bunched plants from Thailand, and some bucephalandra.|
|AngelFins||Ontario||They sell much more than plants including livestock and hard-to-find equipment/accessories. Has plants (including many Cryptocoryne tissue cultures) that no one else in Canada sells.|
|Aquascape Plus||Nova Scotia||Sells Tropica's line of plants. Note that there are two lists of plants. One represents plants on hand and one represents plants you pre-order that Aquascape.Plus fulfills once they receive the plants from Tropica.|
|Aquascape Room||Ontario||Frequent re-stocking so worth keeping an eye on.|
|Aquatic Plant Man||Ontario||Long-time seller of plants, but until recently didn't have a web site.|
|Fish Addicts||British Columbia||Has a solid selection of aquarium plants.|
|Nick's Aquatics||British Columbia||A relatively new discovery for me. Plants sold are grown submerged vs. the typical emersed (out of water).|
|Phi Aquatics||Ontario||Added to list May 10, 2021.|
|Planted Aquaria||Ontario||Added to list May 27, 2021.|
|Share Aqua||Quebec||A good mix of plants including tissue cultures from Tropica and bunches.|
|ShrimpFever||Ontario||If you're looking for livestock (shrimp, nano fish) in addition to plants, start here.|
|ShrimpLife||Ontario||If you're looking for rare mosses, this is the place to check out.|
|Sirius Aquatics||Ontario||Carries Tropica's plants both tissue culture and potted.|
|SKA Shrimps and Nature Aquariums||Alberta||Has a good collection of plants, but there's no website (yet) to browse so you have to work through their Facebook page.|
|Sous L'Eau||Quebec||Formerly Aquapaysage (I believe). Plant selection appears to be increasing.|
|Steel City Scapes||Ontario||Seems focused on carrying Tropica's line of plants.|
|Sustainable Marine Canada||Ontario||Started of as a marine shop, but has expanded into freshwater and now sells Tropica plants.|
|The Planted Aquarium||Ontario||A new entrant into the aquarium plant space.|
|The PlantGuy||Manitoba||Brings in plants from a source or two that other companies don't so worth checking out.|
|The Wet Leaf||Alberta||Great selection of plants including Tropica.|
|Tails and Scales||Ontario||Has the biggest collection of Tropica 1-2 Grow tissue cultures that I've seen in one spot. Recently added ABC's Tissue Cultures. Also carries pots like other plant sellers.|
|Tim's Shrimpery and Aquatics||British Columbia||The bucephalandra selection is quite extensive.|
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