Rotala Vietnam UNS Tissue Culture
Common Name: Rotala Rotundifolia
This species of Rotala grows in the shallow waters and wet ground of its native Vietnam. With moderate light, it will grow into a plant with green, needle-like leaves and a red stem, while intense light will give the leaves a lovely golden color. CO2 injection, iron, and a micronutrient-rich substrate are necessary to help the plant grow its best, and it will quickly have long shoots growing along the water’s surface if it is not trimmed. The top and lateral shoots can be cut and replanted to propagate the Rotala.
Its size and shape make the Vietnamese Rotala excellent in the midground or background, depending on how frequently you trim it, and its color will contrast well with green as well as red/pink plants, especially if planted in a tank dominated by other stem 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 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.