Common Name: AR
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Care: Easy to Moderate
Light: Medium to High
Propagation: Cut stem and replant
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast
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. It's 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.
1-2-Grow! Are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from the Tropica 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.
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!
Please make sure your shipping address is correct as we will not be held responsible for DOA due to an undeliverable addresses.
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.
If your plants arrived DOA (Dead On Arrival), please provide a clear picture of the plants sealed in its original packaging within 12 hours of the package arrival at the shipping address.
Send all pictures, along with your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook Messenger.
During winter (under 50°F at your location), please remember to add a heat pack to your order to receive our DOA guarantee. Orders without the purchase of a heat pack will not qualify for DOA replacements, refunds or credits.
Don’t worry, we’ll take care of your order as long as it fits within the guidelines above!
We will not be able to refund gift cards for cash from the gift card receiver. However, if you purchased the gift card for someone and decide you need a refund, please contact us!
This is the first time I’ve received the Tropica 1-2 Grow and the plants are super healthy. The Alternanthera Reineckii ‘Mini’ came in a good sized portion. The reds will definitely make my scape ‘pop’. The shipping was even faster than I expected!
First time ordering tropica products after hearing good things. Cant say I was disappointed, as the plants arrive in top notch quality, where easy to split, and fair easy to get into the substrate given as my soil is rather coarse. Overall very satisfied with my purchase.
Plant arrived healthy and pink! I have yet to set up CO2 my tank but plant has turned grey, probably from lack of co2. Hopefully it will regain its vibrant color once I set up my co2 system.