Common Name: Rotala Indica
Rotala Indica is a popular aquatic stem plant that can grow tall and thick making it a suitable background plant in planted aquariums. The tips of the leaves can turn reddish colored when grown with high light, CO2, and fertilization. Round leaves grow horizontally on the tall stems and can create a dazzling effect when grown in thick bushes. Frequent trimming will be necessary to achieve this effect in a planted tank.
Propagating Rotala is like any other stem plant, simply cut the stem and replant.
- You may receive this plant in its emersed or submerged form depending on availability and seasonality. Click to learn more about Emersed vs. Submerged-Grown Aquatic Plants for Aquascaping.
- Rotala has fragile leaves! Be sure to handle with care.
- Final coloration is ultimately dependent upon the conditions this plant is kept in. This is a live plant meaning size, shape and color may vary.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its wrap. Remove the foam surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly prep “bunched“ aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Loosestrife
Origin: Southeast Asia
Co2: Recommended for red coloration
Propagation: Cut stem, new growth, or lateral shoots
Growth rate: Moderate