Alternanthera rosaefolia

  • Stock: 11 units in stock
  • Dimensions: up to 50cm
  • Model: P2020070
  • Origin: South America
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Originating from America the Alternanthera rosaefolia is a fine-looking small bushy, stem plant with sturdy red/purple stems and long, pointy attractive leaves.

These plants originate from South America and need plenty of light to develop the red/purple leaves. With the addition of CO2 this plant will grow readily to the surface. If there is a lack of micro nutrients this plant will suffer and the leaves will become pale in colour.

by Umar I. on 18/4/2020

As expected

by John S. on 16/3/2020

Plant arrived on time and was a nice healthy specimen, it split down into four good stems and I have had no problems after a week in my aquarium.. Would use this seller again.

by Alan H. on 13/2/2020

arrived in very good condition. Awaiting now for plant to settle in and see what develop occurs.

by Julie H. on 17/8/2019

Arrived in excellent condition Doing well in my aquarium after 2 weeks Fish seem to like it

by Ken B. on 25/7/2019

Good contrast with green plants behind. Growing towards the surface with nice red leaves.

by Russell F. on 16/7/2019

Lovely condition when arrived but died off unfortunately, it's more likely down to me than anything, I seem to have not much luck with red plants even though I have strong lighting.

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Hi, I have 2x 24w arcadia plantpro tubes with a reflector in a 100l tank. Can you please advise if you would class this as low, medium or high light.



Hi. It seems that I am not skilled enough to grow this plant. I have tried twice but the leaves turn a bronze red colour and appear tp melt? I am giving my 150litr tank 30mls Neutro and 4mls Neutro CO2 with pressurised CO2. lights are 24watt T5s x 2 with an aquabar 500 at the back centre. Can you advise an easier plant with a reddish tinge for the background? I note that this now labelled SKILLED!!!!


Some red plants can be tricky. I suggest you look at your water distribution and your CO2 levels. You need to make sure these two are spot on. You may also need more Neutro+ that you currently dose, but the rest of your plants might tell you otherwise. If your plant keeps melting it would indicate fluctuating water conditions.

How tall does this one grow?


it can get quite tall - over 30cm

Hi Do you feel that the TMC aqua grow pro 600 twin I got from you will be enough for this plant? The tank is 55cm deep.


Mots likely yes. but there's more to growing plants than just light of course.

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