Rotala rotundifolia (Dwarf rotala)

  • Stock: 14 units in stock
  • Dimensions: grows up to 60cm
  • Model: P2021035
  • Origin: South East Asia
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A classic aquarium stem plant. The Rotala rotundifolia originated from Southeast Asia and the name refers to the shape of the leaves but only when it's above the water line. Once submerged, the leaves become narrow and exhibit beautiful red tones and when they sway in the current, look quite delightful.

Relatively undemanding plant, the brighter the light, the more red colours this plant displays. It readily forms side shoots and can become quite bushy. Bear in mind, this can cause make it harder for light to penetrate the lower leaves and as a result, regular trimming is recommended.

by julie A.
A beautiful, healthy plant, beautifully packaged and is showing signs of growth.

by Rob B.
A pretty and delicate plant which I'm looking forward to seeing flourish

by Alex L.
First time ordering plants online and very pleased with condition of plants and how they were packaged. The Rotala is growing very well with a low tech set up and have already taken cuttings after the stems have reached the top of the tank after only 4 weeks growth.

by Steven A.
Lovely looking healthy plant and it started growing after only a few days! Unfortunately some of my fish took a liking to it and destroyed it!!!

by steven k.
plant arrived in good condition, once planted in the tank it took about 3 weeks to establish itself. a small amount of new growth during that time but after that there was no stopping it. I've trimmed it twice and from the cuttings cultivated my own new stems which quickly grew roots. (at the time of planting i also used one seachem flourish tablet)

by Ewan M.
Plant arrived very healthy and lush. Delivery was well packaged and arrived quickly. I've already had to trim the plant multiple times after planting it about a week ago, and was able to replant the tips. An excellent choice if you want to quickly create a lush background

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hi im after buying some rotala rotundifoli. but rhe plant you have in the picture does not look like the forementioned plant? would like to make sure before buying. thank matt


The picture is actually what the plant looks like in our greenhouse. I suspect you're thinking abot what the plant looks like when grown submersed (which is different).

Can this go in a pond?


In a warm country, yes!

How long does it tank for it to grow its red-brown underwater leaves? I have ordered some but have only started too see a change in the leaf shape and it’s been several weeks.


If it hasn't happened by now you'd need to increase your intensity and preferably colour

The redder the light, the more colourful the plant becomes (assuming intensity is also high enough)

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