Alternanthera cardinalis

  • Dimensions: up to 50cm
  • Model: P2020035
  • Origin: South America
Price:
£5.99
 Sold Out 
Qty Discounts Off Price
1-2
£5.99
3-4
£5.39
5+
£4.79
Suggested Position
Skills Required
Temperature RequirementsCO2 RequirementsLighting Requirements

Description

Alternanthera cardinalis is a fine-looking bushy, stem plant with sturdy red/purple stems and long, pointy attractive leaves. It originates from South America and needs plenty of light to develop the red/purple leaves. With the addition of CO2, this plant will grow up to 50cm in height. If there is a lack of micronutrients this plant will suffer and the leaves will become pale in colour.

This engaging plant will bring instant vibrancy and colour to your aquarium. As with all stem plants grow in groups of two and up. A beautiful yet slightly demanding plant.

Let us notify you when this product is back in stock!

Simply enter your details below and we will send you an e-mail when “Alternanthera cardinalis” is back in stock!

We will not send you any other e-mails or add you to our newsletter, you will only be e-mailed about this product!





also purchased

 
by YVONNE M.
HEALTHY PLANTS ADDED TO MY TANK. VERY PLEASED

 
by Diane R.
Nice healthy plant, adds colour to the tank

 
by ROSE R.
Best plant in a long time. Has lasted well along with the other plants I bought on the day.

 
by Paul H.
Plants arrived quickly and were in excellent condition. Installed in tank and are now flourishing

 
by Alison J.
Really pleased with this plant, it arrived healthy and a good size. I have had it in my tank for a week now and it is still thriving.

 
by Terry B.
Very happy with this plant, looks great and grows well

Ask a question about this product
 
Guest
If I was to order this plant what size would be sent to me thanks

 
Staff

At the time of writing about 20cm


 
Guest
Hiya, when are you going to be getting these back in stock? It seems to have been you of stock for yanks.

 
Staff

New stock arrives every Thursday


 
Guest
Brill, I will keep my eye out. Thank you, wonderful service from AE as ever. x

 
Guest
Hi, not a question about this specific plant but could you show me some plants that are from Papua new Guinea as I am looking to set up a biotape ? Thank you

 
Staff

Have a look on www.tropica.dk

They have a function that allows you to search for plants from regions


 
Guest
Have had a look and its great. Thank You

 
Guest
Are all your plants from tropica

 
Staff

No -mainly from Dutch growers


 
Guest
Hi, just received these last week and in excellent condition - thanks! Would just like to know if you would recommend taking them out of their plastic pots and the yellow stuff that's around their roots? Also, if there is any other basic advice to help keep them healthy? (sorry, new to all this)

 
Staff

Yes remove from pots and remove rockwool.

Don't forget your liquid fertilisers!


 
Guest
Received these plants today and they look great in the tank. I have removed some of the rockwool, but didn't want to damage the roots, is it OK to leave some attached to the plant ?

 
Staff

Sure - it won't hurt


 
Guest
Thanks, great service

 
Guest
This is marked as an apprentice plant, i presume it will do fine in a set up with neutro The and neurto carbon ? 2x 24w lights in 120 litres

 
Staff

Yes - it's easy to grow


 
Guest
Hello I have this plant colour is starting to dull, I've never used a fertiliser what would you recommend? I have snails and shrimp in the tank if this will matter in what to be used to not kill them

 
Staff

Use Neutro T and Neutro CO2 - without decent fertilisers the plants will just fade away and eventually die.

As long as you dose according to the bottle, any live stock is fine.


 
Guest
Super and have just read you dose 100L with 5ml would I do the same with a 68L take or would I dose less?

 
Staff

Pretty much the same


 
Guest
Is this plant safe for all fish/shrimp/snail? Thanks

 
Staff

Yes all our plants are shrimp safe


 
Guest
Have you heard of the leaves of this plant turning a rusty orange? Large amounts of the leaves have done so. I dose neutro t, as per recommended amount, and flourish excell, light on around 7 hours per day. Tanm is.around a month old.

 
Staff

The recommended amount of fertiliser is a guide only. You start at the starting dose and then increase as your plants grow or if they show any deficiencies or any unwanted growth style. Therefore that actual dose always needs to increase as your plants get bigger, demand more food or look unhealthy.


 
Guest
I have had trouble trying to register an account and make an order .M Maycock.

 
Staff

email info@aquaessentials.co.uk for support or call 01363 774 787



Ask your question here