Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini'

Common Name: AR Mini AR Mini is a dwarf variant of the well recognized Alternanthera Reineckii. This plant is commonly used in Dutch aquascapes for its bright and vibrant red colors. Its miniature growth allows it to be used in both large and small aquariums as either a foreground, midground or background plant. Like o...Read more


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Common Name: AR Mini

AR Mini is a dwarf variant of the well recognized Alternanthera Reineckii. This plant is commonly used in Dutch aquascapes for its bright and vibrant red colors. Its miniature growth allows it to be used in both large and small aquariums as either a foreground, midground or background plant. Like other stem plants, it requires medium to high light with the addition of CO2 for optimum growth. It can be grown emersed or submerged and reaches up to 8 inches tall. 

Propagating AR Mini is like any other stem plant, simply cut the stem and replant. 

Notes:

  • Alternanthera provides great coverage for sensitive species and are relatively easier choices for beginners who are looking for colored aquarium plants.
  • 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: Amaranthaceae

Origin: South America

Height: 3-4”

pH: 5.0-7.0

Care: Medium

Light: Medium to High

Co2: Recommended for red coloration

Propagation: Cut stem, new growth, or lateral shoots

Growth rate: Moderate

Fertilizer: UNS Plant Food 2-3x per week

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