Alternanthera reineckii ‘mini’ (Large pot)
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Note: in emersed form, the distance between leaf nodes is higher, whereas when submerged, the leaf node gaps reduce acutely.
Quantity: 6 plus Stem Cuttings in a pot
Origin: Farm developed version of Alternanthera reineckii
Plant positioning: Foreground
Light requirement: High
CO2 requirement: Medium-High
Plant difficulty level: Intermediate-Extreme
Plant Propagation: Stem Cuttings
It is a wonderful decoration of the water landscape. It is a charming and immediately eye-catching plant. The plant looks great in a variety of aquascapes, as a rule, this plant is used as a focusing point. Alternanthera reineckii remains an excellent adornment of ornamental aquariums. Stems becomes 25-50 cm tall. Good light encourages the leaves to turn red. Easy to propagate by nipping off the terminal bud and planting it in the substrate. This also makes the mother plant more bushy, because more side shoots are formed. Alternanthera reineckii is originated in South America. It is little bit difficult to grow, but this one is relatively undemanding.
A source of iron will help to intensify red colour. the plant is easy to care for if given right condition, which include strong lighting and iron rich substrates. Easy to propagate by nipping off the terminal bud and planting it in the bottom. This also makes the mother plant more bushy, because more side shoots are formed.
The purple colour underneath Alternanthera reineckii “Pink” leaves provides an effective contrast to the many green plants in an aquarium – particularly when planted in groups. Good light encourages the leaves to turn red.
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