Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink'

 

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Large motherplant, grown in a 9 cm square pot.

The purple colour underneath leaves of Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink' from South America provides an effective contrast to the many green plants in an aquarium - particularly when planted in groups. 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.

 

Plant info

Type: Stem
Origin:South America
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate:Medium
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height:20 - 30+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand:Medium
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 :Medium
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.