Alternanthera Rosaefolia Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture

Alternanthera Rosaefolia is a variant of Alternanthera Reineckii that is sometimes referenced as Magenta Water Hedge. Originating from South America, Alternanthera Rosaefolia is commonly used for Dutch-style aquariums and loved for its bright and vibrant red colors. AR Rosaefolia grows best with medium lighting, a regular fertilizing routine, and CO2 injection. It can be grown emersed or submerged. It is advisable to plant Alternanthera in the mid to background areas of a planted tank due to its overall size and height....Read more

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Common Name: AR Rosaefolia, Alternanthera Rosaefolia

Alternanthera Rosaefolia is a variant of Alternanthera Reineckii that is sometimes referenced as Magenta Water Hedge. Originating from South America, Alternanthera Rosaefolia is commonly used for Dutch-style aquariums and loved for its bright and vibrant red colors. AR Rosaefolia grows best with medium lighting, a regular fertilizing routine, and CO2 injection. It can be grown emersed or submerged. It is advisable to plant Alternanthera in the mid to background areas of a planted tank due to its overall size and height.

Notes:

  • Alternanthera species provide good coverage for skittish species. This genus is relatively easier for beginners who are in search of colored aquarium plants.
  • Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state-of-the-art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. They provide the best option for those who want to ensure that absolutely zero unwanted pests are introduced into the aquarium.
  • Remove tissue culture gel before planting.  Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.  
  • Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in the melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
  • For instructions on how to properly plant tissue culture aquarium plants, click here.
  • CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.

Family Name: Amaranthaceae

Origin: South America

Height: 8-12”

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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