Alternathera reineckii Mini

  • Stock: 3 units in stock
  • 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 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 to trim the stems every 2-3 weeks. In discus aquariums this South American plant adds a splash of colour when combined with sword plants.

by Julie B. on 20/10/2019

Contrasts well with other plants in the tank. A lovely foreground plant that arrived in excellent condition and is growing well.

by Julie B. on 19/9/2019

This plant has made a great addition to the tank, love the colour and is growing well already.

by Giles M. on 13/9/2019

Very healthy red and i was able to split one order into 4 small plants. Very happy

by Nicholas L. on 25/7/2019

Think mine was the normal (non-mini) version that arrived. No problem, looked healthy enough. Stuck it in the pond instead and so far still alive..

by Brian S. on 13/6/2019

Very nice healthy plants. Growing fast in just a few days.

by Joanne H. on 16/2/2019

Pretty little plant that adds a subtle change to my green jungle. Seems to be thriving and the fish love swimming through it

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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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