Alternanthera rosaefolia

  • Stock: 18 units in stock
  • Dimensions: up to 50cm
  • Model: P2020070
  • Origin: South America
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This plant 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 micronutrients this plant will suffer and the leaves will become pale in colour. Therefore adding Neutro T Fertiliser will solve this issue.

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by Maria G.
Gorgeous plants. The lovely red brightens up the tank. Arrived in excellent condition

by Ashley S.
Great bit of foreground colour.

by Gillian S.
This plant didn't last too well this time. I had to throw it away today, as all its leaves had gone. It was a pity, as both I and the fishes love it. I think it suffered, despite the brilliant care and packaging, from an unforseen delay in delivery of several days during a severe snowy period. I think I probably should have given it time to rest before putting it in a tank at about 20 degrees, to minimise the shock. Thanks to Richard for this advice anyway. I will remember, if it ever happens again. I have just ordered some more, as the weather is now less disruptive. Fingers crossed!

by Sarah C.
Stunning plant, love the contrasting green and pink - arrived in good condition and is growing well . Thank you

by Umar I.
As expected

by John S.
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.

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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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