Rotala macrandra

Rotala macrandra is an outstanding beautiful aquarium plant, but unfortunately it is very demanding. It needs very good light to develop its beautiful red colour, and CO2 addition and soft water are vital to ensure reasonable growth. It is most beautiful in groups, but do not plant individual shoots too close because this will prevent light reaching the lower leaves. To ensure good colour there must be sufficient micronutrients in the water. 

 

 

Plant info

Type: Stem
Origin:Asia
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:High
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 :High
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.