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Alternanthera Reineckii Live Plant Bunched

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Alternanthera Reineckii

Growth Rate: Medium
Maximum Height: 50cm

Leaf Colour: Green with red, purples and pink tones
Place of Origin: South America
pH: 6.5-7.8
Temp: 23-28 °C
Lighting: moderate to high
Care: Easy
Co2 requirement: Low


A desirable plant that develops lovely shades of green, purple, red and pink. Typically found in rivers, lakes and swamps. Strong lighting is the key to maintaining this fabulous midground plant, without which it will lose colour. Great background plant in nano aquaria. Plant directly into fine fertile substrate. Do not crowd, it requires wriggle room and gentle water circulation to thrive.

Fertilise Alternanthera reineckii regularly. Will benefit from CO2 but not required for normal growth. Stem cuttings will take root in substrate. Using stems with nodal root increases success rate. Do not remove these roots when they form, they are working parts providing nutrients to the plant.


The colourful leaves provide a nice contrast to other plants in the aquarium.
Supplied loose in a bunch (no pot)


Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, or age of the plants you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding live plants please contact us. We do not treat our plants for snails, use a dip bath prior to introducing if desired.