Alternanthera Reineckii Variegated (3 stems)

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Alternanthera Reineckii Variegated (moderate variegation) (3 stems) ( emersed form).

This plant specimen in emersed form has nearly no variegation; and when submerges, light variegation will occur on leaves

Alternanthera reineckii variegated is a beautiful and vibrant aquatic plant popular among aquarium enthusiasts. It belongs to the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae) and is native to South America, particularly the regions of Brazil and Argentina.

This plant is characterized by its striking variegated leaves, which typically exhibit shades of green, pink, and red. It requires moderate to high lighting and a nutrient-rich substrate for optimal growth. CO2 supplementation is often recommended to promote healthy growth and vibrant colors.

In aquariums, Alternanthera reineckii variegated adds visual interest and contrast, particularly when planted in groups or used as a background or midground plant. Its colorful foliage can create a stunning focal point in aquascapes, making it a popular choice among aquarists looking to create lush and vibrant underwater landscapes. Proper care, including regular pruning and nutrient supplementation, can help maintain its health and vibrant appearance in the aquarium.

To care for Alternanthera Reineckii Variegated, provide it with the following conditions:

  1. Lighting: This plant requires moderate to high lighting. Providing it with sufficient light will promote healthy growth and vibrant colors.
  2. CO2 Injection: Carbon dioxide (CO2) supplementation is beneficial for promoting robust growth and intense colors in Alternanthera Reineckii Variegated. If you have a planted tank setup, consider adding a CO2 injection system.
  3. Nutrients: Like most aquatic plants, this species benefits from a nutrient-rich substrate and regular fertilization. Ensure your tank has adequate nutrients, including micronutrients and macronutrients.
  4. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters, including temperature (around 22-28°C or 72-82°F), pH (6.0-7.0), and hardness (soft to moderately hard). Consistency in water parameters helps prevent stress and ensures optimal growth.
  5. Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain the desired shape and prevents overcrowding in the aquarium. Trim any dead or decaying leaves and prune stems to encourage bushy growth.
  6. Planting: Plant Alternanthera Reineckii Variegated in the foreground or midground of your aquarium for the best visual impact. Ensure each stem is planted securely in the substrate to promote root establishment.
  7. Water Flow: Provide moderate water flow in the aquarium to prevent debris from settling on the leaves and to ensure nutrient distribution.
  8. Compatibility: Consider the plant’s growth habits when planning your aquascape. It may require regular trimming to prevent it from overshadowing other plants.

By providing the right conditions and care, you can enjoy the beauty of Alternanthera Reineckii Variegated in your aquarium, adding color and vibrancy to your aquatic landscape.


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