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Red Hygrophila - Alternanathera reineckii

Red Hygrophila - Alternanathera reineckii

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Alternanthera Rosaefolia

Description: This plant brings a striking contrast to your aquarium with its deep red leaves. Best planted in groups, Alternanthera Rosaefolia features lance-shaped leaves and has a moderate growth rate. For the best coloration, it requires strong lighting and an iron-rich fertilizer to maintain its vibrant red hue.

What We Like About This Plant:

  • Bold Red Color: Its deep red leaves create a stunning visual impact in any aquarium.
  • Group Planting: Prefers to be planted in clusters, enhancing its visual appeal.
  • Moderate Growth Rate: Grows at a steady pace, making it manageable for aquarists.

Growth and Care:

  • Average Height: Can grow up to 50 cm tall.
  • Temperature: Thrives in water temperatures between 22-28°C.
  • Lighting: Needs bright light to maintain its vibrant red color.
  • Geographic Origin: Native to South America.
  • Ease of Care: Moderately easy to care for, making it suitable for hobbyists with some experience.

Note: Plants may arrive looking different from the photos as they are sometimes grown emersed. They will adapt and convert to their underwater form shortly after being placed in the aquarium.

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