Region: South America
Country of origin:
Width: 10-15 cm
Light requirements: medium-very high
Temperature: 17-28 °C
Hardness tolerance: soft-hard
The purple colour underneath Alternanthera reineckii ''roseafolia''
leaves provides an effective contrast to the many green plants in an aquarium -
particularly when planted in groups. Good light encourages the leaves to turn
red. Most Alternanthera species are difficult to grow, but this one is
relatively undemanding. Easy to propagate by nipping off the terminal bud and
planting it in the bottom. This also makes the mother plant more bushy, because
more side shoots are formed.
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