Alternathera reineckii Mini

  • Stock: Only 1 left in stock - order soon
  • Dimensions: up to 15 cms
  • Model: IV04
  • Origin: South America
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If you're looking for a smaller red plant, then you've landed on the right page. This is a smaller version of the well-known Alternanthera and is characterized by compact growth and a slower growth rate (an unusual combination). It is particularly suitable for small aquariums or as a foreground plant in larger aquascapes. By careful trimming, you can create a dense, red-violet carpet approximately 5 to 15 cm high. High light intensity and the addition of CO2 improves the plants growth and overall appearance. In the video, the plant was grown under intense red lighting and the results were quite impressive.

We advise trimming the stems every 2-3 weeks. In discus aquariums, this South American plant adds a splash of colour when combined with sword plants.

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by catherine a.
Excellent quality as usual

by Paul w.
Slow growing but very nice splash of colour

by Brenda H.
Plants arrived in excellent condition and are growing well. I normally have problems with red plants but since installing pressurised co2 and using regular fertiliser, they are growing so fast, I have to trim all my plants almost weekly!

by Michael B.
Nice healthy plant still doing very well would buy again

by IAN D.
I may be being a little impatient, though the plant hasn't melted it isn't growing much either.

by John S.
Arrived in very good condition and is growing very well in my aquarium .

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Hi, I brought 4 pots of these plants a beautiful red , I have noticed in two days leaves have become a lot paler, I have t5 lighting which is on for 8 hrs plus I use profito and easy carbo, could you give me some advice please thanks


that's very normal. If you want your plants to become more red, add pressurised CO2 and more lighting with fertilisers such as Neutro+

Every plant I want is sold out! Not a great site!


Sorry to hear that but if you let me know what plants you are after I can advise on timescales 

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