Alternanthera reineckii var 'roseafolia'

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Telanthera

Amaranthaceae

South America

Medium - High

6 - 8                       

Medium

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Yes

Midground- Back

Bunch and Potted

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Alternanthera reineckii var. 'roseafolia' is a very decorative "red" plant.  Commonly know as Telanthera Alternanthera reineckii has a bronze color on top of the leaf and the deep purple colored underside of the leaf. Alternanthera reineckii offers a nice contrast to the mostly green plants in an aquarium. Although most red aquarium plants are somewhat difficult to grow in an aquarium, Alternanthera reineckii is relatively easy. With adequate light and fertilizer Alternanthera reineckii grows vigorously and with good color. Alternanthera reineckii is produced above water at the Florida Aquatic Nurseries but makes an easy transiti aquatic growth.

 

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