Rotala Florida Sunset
Common Name: Rotalia ramosior Florida, Rotala Florida
Rotala Florida Sunset, is as its name implies, a plant most easily found in Florida, USA. Considered to be a rare stem plant, Rotala Florida Sunset is highly coveted and is not the easiest species to propagate successfully. Its most distinctive and attractive feature is the plant's captivating purple leaves. High light and CO2 injection, additionally regular fertilization are all required for this plants beauty to reach its fullest potential. Rotala Florida Sunset grows slower when compared to other species and will require time and patience to achieve good coverage.
We recommend placing Rotala Florida Sunset as a background or midground plant. Its vivid purple coloration will be an attention grabber and bring depth to your aquascape. Rotala Florida Sunset can be grown in both submerged and emersed conditions, although a transition period will be required. To keep Rotala Florida Sunset nice and compact, regular trimming will need to be performed.
- You may receive this plant in its emersed or submerged form depending on availability and seasonality. Click to learn more about Emersed vs. Submerged-Grown Aquatic Plants for Aquascaping.
- Rotala has fragile leaves! Be sure to handle with care.
- Intensity of coloration, final size, and growth rate is largely based on the conditions this plant is kept in. This is a live plant meaning size, shape and color may vary.
- 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.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt of the aquarium plant.
- High CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil/sufficient nutrients will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Rotala Florida Sunset Specifications
Please note that 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
- Origin: America
- Height: 7-15"
- Care: Medium
- Lighting: Medium to High
- CO2: Required
- Propagation: Cut stem and replant or lateral shoots
- Growth rate: Slow