:Ancharis needs to be planted but it doesn't get its nutrients from the substrate. =] It gets them from the water column. It's one of the easiest and best cleaning plants as it still grows like a weed and sucks up Nitrites and Nitrates even in very low light conditions. =]
All of the plants I got are great for beginners! =] (I'm a beginner! XD) They're all hard to kill, fast growers, and don't need special substrate. =] In fact all of them but the Ancharis can be floated. =]
In fact if you have turtles or goldfish Ancharis makes great food for them! =]
Another great type of plant to get for a beginners tank is a legit floating type of plant like duckweed, water lettuce, redroot floater, water spangles, or watermeal. =] They'll suck nitrites and nitrates right out of the water and they grow ridiculously incredifast! XD I wanted some floating plants but she wasn't selling any so I couldn't buy any. :/ Oh well. I think someone on here sells their floaters so I'll contact them about it! =]
And OFL: COOL! :D What are you thinking of buying? :D I wanted to get some creeping Jenny but my funds are limited!