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Aqua Essentials

Mixed Box of Aquarium Plants


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    About Mixed Boxes

    Mixed Boxes are the best way to add lots of plants into your aquarium without the hassle of having to choose the plants - leave it up to the experts!

    Our plant manager will persoanlly pick your plants choosing a range of foreground, midground and background plants. All mixed boxes have a range of colours and sizes so when they arrive with you, it looks beautiful immediately.

    What size should I choose?

    Select the mixed box that is closest to your aquarium taking into consideration any wood or rocks you already have in there. If that's the case, try the next size down.

    Can I request specific plants in a Mixed Box?

    You can't request specific plants but if you'd like more foreground than background for eg, shoot us a message and we'll see what we can do for you.

    Our Delivery Promise to you

    If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.


If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

    With an aquascape in mind, we've put together a superb mixture of potted aquarium plants that have been chosen by our experienced Plant Manager. These are not your average plants and you won't find anything like it elsewhere - in fact, the complete opposite. Super fresh, well rooted, strong, healthy and algae free. This is a surprise box of plants that will vary each week depending on what aquarium plants we have in stock. You will not find better quality anywhere - we guarantee you that.

    You now have 2 choices - choose whether you want:

    1. Standard - selection of plants from the main area of the greenhouse.
    2. Premium - selection from entire greenhouse where our premium priced plants are added along with rare or slow growing species that simply cost more.

    Mixed boxes are perfect for anyone who's considering setting up a planted aquarium but are looking for an economical start with the highest quality aquarium plants available in the UK. You may not be sure which plants to choose so leave it up to us and we will do the selecting for you. Our expert Plant Manager knows just what looks right with the correct colour combinations and sizes.


    • A selection of foreground, midground and background plants.
    • A combination of either all potted plants from the greenhouse OR a mix of potted plants and tissue cultured plants (which allows for the very best selection, range and colours).
    • Great saving.

    Once you receive these plants we know you'll be absolutely delighted with the choice and quality. Aqua Essentials has an amazing reputation for quality and we always live up to it. Once you receive your mixed box, it's entirely up to you as to how you plant them in your aquarium. Always remove them from their pots and rockwool and then give them space to grow.

    Don't forget your fertilisers when choosing your plants. Without fertilisers, you don't give plants the food they need to grow. We use Neutro Fertilisers in our nursery and we recommend you do too.

    Mixed Box of Aquarium Plants - Aqua Essentials


    • All In Stock

      Everything you see on the site is in stock, ready to ship. No special orders, no waiting around.

    • Fast Dispatch

      Fast shipping. If you order before 4pm Mon-Fri, we'll ship the same day. Whoooosh.

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      You'll find our checkout smooth and silky for a comfortable shopping experiece. Welcome to First Class :)

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 272 reviews
    Highly rated

    My selection of aquarium plants wer diverse, healthy an look great in my tank. Thank you.

    Thank you for leaving such a positive review for our Mixed Box of Aquarium Plants! We are delighted to hear that you are satisfied with the diversity, health, and appearance of the plants in your tank. Our team takes great care in selecting and packaging our products, and we are happy to know that it has met your expectations. Thank you for choosing Aqua Essentials for your aquarium needs. We appreciate your support!

    Best regards,
    Customer Service Team

    Robin Hodson
    Mixed box of 12 plants

    Plants were deivered quickly, all in good condition. Nice mix of plants, suitable for front mid and rear of tank. 11 survived well and started to grow on immediately .. only one loss. Thanks Aqua essentials!

    David Wightman
    Good Quality

    Good quality plants arrived in good condition despite being in transit for 4 days.

    Only slight disappointment was that they were all long stem plants and 1 hairgrass. Something for the middle ground would've been nice.

    Overall happy with my plants , all growing well!

    Rachel Dooner
    Great plants

    Plants arrived very well packaged and looking very healthy. Very pleased.


    I set my small tank up and it’s brilliant they have all grown and I now can take cuttings, thank you

    Dave Napper
    Quality of plants good

    The quality of plants and delivery was absolutely fine it was the selection I had issue with hence 4stars . I ordered pack of 12 which came as 6 pairs 2pairs of which were tissue culture which is in the description at end but initially was disappointing as not what I expected from potted .
    I raised the issue and it was dealt with in a prompt and efficient manner .


    Packaged well, great quality 👌


    Orderered the pack for a 150lt tank to put in a 250lt tank & nearly ran out of room. As each pot held essentially 5 rooted cuttings had plenty of healthy plants. Nice selection with different leaf shapes & colour to add interest & variety. Fish now have plenty of cover to feel comfortable & relaxed. Very pleased

    Trevor Walters
    Aquarium plants

    These plants are really good and a decent price. I bought quite a few to replace ones I had bought from shops and they look really good in my tanks. Well packed and good instructions. Would Recommend

    My selection of plants

    I received my selection of 6 potted plants Anubis on wood and moss arch and some utricularia absolutely thrilled with the selection plants arrived in pristine condition very very happy will definitely be shopping again thank you 🤩 ☺️

    We're environmentally friendly

    • 1. Sustainable Packaging

    • 2. Fast Delivery

    • 3. Guarantee

    Your plants will be wrapped with recyclable Honey Comb wrap - sounds cool because it is :). It interlocks which means we don't need to use tape either, reducing our impact on the environment.

    Not only is delivery fast with DPD Express but it's also green as they offset all the carbon their vehicles produce. Guilt free delivery which we're very proud of...

    We guarantee you'll be happy with your order. But if you're not, please contact us so we can resolve. We are 100% here to help and will always do our best to resolve any issues - that's a promise.

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    See what others say about us

    I can't find anything to say bad about AQUA ESSENTIALS,I found them by
    mistake on eBay.The service and product's are first class.

    Norman H

    Bought several Tropica tissue culture 1•2 grow pots and all were in excellent condition. Couldn't be happier.


    company. I received my order super fast, everything was packaged really
    well, really happy with my experience and will shop here again.


    I was very pleased with the speed of the delivery .i ordered one evening
    and the item arrived the next morning well packed . I think they deserve 6 stars out of 5.

    Philip P

    Lovely plants and incredible customer service!