Common Name: Rotala Colorata
Rotala Rotundifolia Colorata, sometimes mislabeled as Rotala Indica, is another variation of Rotala Rotundifolia that produces exceptional color in the planted tank. Most aquarium stem plants require specific care to achieve bright colors, but Rotala Colorata is able to display particularly brighter hues of pink and red even when placed in moderate lighting. Providing good light along with other specifications commonly associated with intense colors will result in vivid colors in this aquarium stem plant.
Rotala Colorata is a quick grower and will readily produce bushy growth when planted in aquariums with good parameters. We recommend pairing this aquatic plant with other species of Rotala for beautiful effects. This plant can be grown emersed or submersed. Photos depict this aquatic plant's submerged vs. emersed forms. To achieve propagation take a cutting from one of the plant’s side shoots or axial roots and re-plant into the substrate.
Rotala Colorata Specifications
Please note, all stats are provided as general guidelines. Factors such as height, size and overall success can vary depending on care and environment.
- Family name: Lythraceae
Care: Medium to Difficult
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- CO2: Recommended
- Propagation: Cuttings
- Growth rate: Fast
- Rotala has fragile leaves! Be sure to handle with care.
- Final coloration is ultimately dependent upon the conditions this plant is kept in. This is a live plant meaning size, shape and color may vary.
- 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.