Alternanthera Rosaefolia Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture
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.
- 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
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