Tropica Rotala macrandra 1-2-GROW!

  • Model: 032 TC
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Rotala macrandra is an unusually beautiful aquarium plant, but unfortunately it is very demanding. It needs very good light to develop its beautiful red colour, and CO2 addition and soft water are vital to ensure reasonable growth. It is most beautiful in groups, but do not plant individual shoots too close because this will prevent light reaching the lower leaves. To ensure good colour there must be sufficient micronutrients in the water.

Growth:   Fast
Height:  25-55cm
Width:   2-7cm
Light demands:  > 1 Watt per liter
CO2 demands:   15-25 mg per liter

1•2•Grow! Are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from our laboratory. The plants are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides and therefore are totally harmless for sensitive shrimp and fish. The range offers unique plants!

Success with your aquarium depends largely on the proper plant choice. In a 1•2•Grow! cup you buy a myriad of plants which can be divided into small portions and cover a larger area. Plants are compact from the start so you will experience a dense and beautiful growth, if you give them the right fertilser and CO2 from the start! The range is perfect for small and medium sized aquariums, and your patience will be rewarded...

1-2 GROW! have a large range of different plants, some common and some rare. Check them out!

by Amanda Hughes on 7/10/2015

I held off giving a review of this very fussy plant just to see how things went. I need not have worried, these were lovely stems, and are growing and colouring up nicely.

by Amanda Hughes on 30/9/2015

I held off giving a review of this fussy plant just to see how things went. I need'nt have worried has been in the tank about two weeks and is growing strongly and colouring up nicely.

by murat dandin on 6/7/2015

thank you very much...

by Allan Lockwood on 6/4/2015

Delivered next day, thanks

by Pippa Morrice on 19/2/2014

Lovely plant. Difficult to handle as per the 1-2-3 instructions as so friable/fragile, but showing growth already.

by James Walsh on 25/3/2013

they came in a fairly bad state the stems were quite wilted and difficult to plant I have used 1 2 grow plants in the past which were fine but these ones seemed of poorer quality than others

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