- Deeply red low-growing stem plant
One of the very few red foreground plants
Sets a strong colour accent
The plant has oval-shaped stalkless leaves which are decussate (each next pair of leaves is perpendicular to the previous one). The leaves are 2.5-3.5 cm long and 0.5-1.5 cm wide. Their upper side is green and the downside is pink or red. In summer small stalkless green-yellow or pinkish flowers appear in the leaf sinuses.
The plant has a fibrous root system that grows prolifically. The roots are thin and long, they have filamentary structures.
Underwater the plant stem grows vertically and if a tank isn’t deep, the plant quickly gets out of the water. These emergent shoots are used to adapt the plant for growing on the ground. If you put them underwater again, they will shed their leaves.
This plant also has a dwarf form called Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’, which has brown tinted colour and grows not more than 20 cm high. When describing this plant we should mention its unusual phyllotaxy. The distance between the leaves is very small, which makes them look fluffy.
A lot of off-shoots grow from the parent plant, that’s why gradually expanding Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’ forms a large carpet. The shoots grow slowly and they need 2 months to develop.
Priced per: 3 Stems ( Emersed Grown ) in a Pot
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* Check to see if your tank has enough space.
* Ensure your tank is fully cycled.
* Ensure your new livestock is compatible tank mates for any other fish you currently have (in terms of habitat, species, requirements, temperament, and size)
* Ensure that your water parameters, habitat and temperature are suitable for the species you want to introduce.
* Do not stock your tank too quickly, or suddenly a large influx of fish can unbalance your water parameters that will affect the water quality.
* Do not feed your new fish for 24hrs. They need time to settle in and feel at home. Feeding them too quickly puts their health at risk, and it can even affect your water quality. If you have existing fish in your aquarium, feeding them before releasing the new fish is a good idea.
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