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Alternanthera cardinalis – Tropical Aquarium Plants – Oxygenating Plant …

£3.99

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Water Temperature

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Lighting

1000 – 1500 lux – Bright

PH Levels

5, 6, 7, 8

Growth Rate

Slow

Co2

20mg per Litre, 30mg per Litre

Alternanthera cardinalis is a fine-looking bushy, stem plant with sturdy red/purple stems and long, pointy attractive leaves. It originates from South America and needs plenty of light to develop the red/purple leaves. With the addition of CO2 this plant will grown up to 50cm in height. If there is a lack of micro nutrients this plant will suffer and the leaves will become pale in colour. This engaging plant will bring instant vibrancy and colour to your aquarium. As with all stem plants grow in groups of two and up. A beautiful yet slightly demanding plant. 1 bunch supplied Plants are incubated in a solution of 0.01% of the insecticide Buprafezin for one hour (Please do not just drop these in a shrimp tank or with any other crustacean. To use these within a tank please wash in water with baking soda under light. These are treated to remove the insecticide but there are cases where this has not been fully removed causing casualty’s in crustacean.