Alternathera reineckii Mini

  • 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 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

by Amirul B. on 6/2/2019

Received it in a good condition. The plants is healthy and is thriving in my tank.

by James C. on 27/9/2018

great stem plenty of stems in the pack and they are all growing well

by Eryl B. on 19/6/2018

Arrived promptly, well packaged and healthy-looking. Has now settled in very nicely, growing well and the colour looks lovely and adds a little more interest to the set-up.

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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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