Common Name: Alternanthera Red Broad Leaf
Alternanthera Red Broad Leaf is a rare variant in the Alternanthera family. This aquatic stem plant features red stems and ribs alongside varying greenish-yellow hues. Like most Alternanthera species, Alternanthera Red Broad Leaf is a great beginner red plant as they're typically easier to keep than other red aquatic plants. Most red stem plants can prove difficult to get that vibrant red color without providing high CO2 and micronutrients. This plant can retain its reddish characteristics with relative ease but if nutrients and lighting are severely lacking, it has the potential to dull out.
Alternanthera Red Broad Leaf prefers high nitrates and high phosphates so dosing fertilizers such as UNS Plant Food will help speed up growth and keep coloration at its best.
Remove the lead weight and sponge from the stems and plant each stem individually into your substrate.
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Care: Easy to Moderate
Light: Medium to High
Propagation: Cut stem and replant
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast
Because we love our plants so much and don't want to let them go, we only ship on Monday. Just kidding!
For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. Orders placed after 1pm Pacific Time will be shipped the following day.
Rimless aquariums and other hard goods will be shipped Monday through Friday via UPS Ground or freight. When purchasing plants/livestock with any hard goods, they will sometimes be shipped separately; but don't worry, we'll be sure to keep you updated with your purchase!
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Hard goods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase for a full refund as long as the product is unused and new in box. We offer store credit for items that have been opened and used. Customer will have to pay for return shipping freight.
We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
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