Alternanthera cardinalis Variegata

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Alternanthera cardinalis Variegata 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 grown up to 50cm in height. If there is a lack of micro nutrients 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.

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by Gillian S. on 11/1/2021

In the current situation, pink and red plants are hard to find, so I was glad this was available. It looks striking, and the fishes love to eat it, which is part of the 'deal' of course! The plants are despatched wrapped up immaculately against all eventualities, including 'Arctic conditions' ! I wouldn't have believed that they would survive an unscheduled delivery delay of four days in extreme weather conditions, but they arrived in top condition, albeit rather cold! Well done to all concerned! This is the place to buy online aquatic plants!

by Carl C. on 8/4/2020

Took a little longer to arrive than normal due to current situation with Covid (5 days) However still arrived in perfect condition along with all the other plants. Packaged very well. Plant looks vibrant and a beautiful pink colour pretty much as shown in the photo. Very pleased

by Richard K. on 9/1/2020

Unfortuneately, when the plant arrived numerous leaves had fallen off and several were brown and dying. Since planting the deterioration has continued and the plant is on its last legs. I am waiting for new stock to come in to order another.

by Michael P. on 28/10/2019

Good quality nice red plant look`s nice in my tank A+ service

by Michael P. on 14/9/2019

Fast delivery good quality as usual

by Carole E. on 12/8/2019

Lovely plant, arrived in excellent condition, colour looks good in tank,

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Would the alternanthera lilacina be ok I keep discus at 86 degrees not sure if this is far to hot for this plant, have a lot of green healthy plants and wanted to add some colour, I use seachem flourish have t5 tubes 2 day and 2 nature, lights are on for 7hrs any advice appreciated steve


It's worth a punt Steve. Might be ok at that temp.

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