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Alternanthera Rosaefolia – Planted Aquarium Plant


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Alternanthera Rosaefolia is a lovely looking red/ background plant. It has sturdy red/purple stems and long pointy leaves. To get this best colours out of this plant, high light is required which can often make this tricky to grow. With good co2 infusion and regular nutrient dosing this plant will grow very well and reach the surface happily. Plant in groups of 2 plus. It can be pruned regularly to encourage a bushy look. Cuttings can be re-planted and will develop new roots within days. 1 bunch potted 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.


Water Temperature

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1500 + Lux – Very Bright

PH Levels

6, 7

Growth Rate



5mg per Litre, 0mg per Litre, 10mg per Litre