Alternanthera Reineckii "Variegated" (Our #1 selling Aquarium Plant)

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There is a reason this is our #1 Best Selling plant. YOU WON'T FIND BETTER.- Period.

We've grown this underwater for over a month. They have roots and are awesome. Don't take my word for it, read the reviews!

Alternanthera reineckii variegated also called Telanthera Cardinalis is another Bryan Favorite that he said I should add. I am glad he talked me into it. The leaves have a nice red to the underside of them when under the right conditions. What we are stocking now have a great red to them.

This plant isn't quite as easy as Rotala, but it's close. (I like it more than Rotala as the leaves are thicker and wider) Think of it like a Ludwigia in terms of ease of keeping. It also has the little roots that run along the stems periodically so it can easily be trimmed down and replanted. Once it is established you will be impressed with its leaves red color. It is best used as a back ground or mid ground plant if you want to keep it trimmed.

Like many other bunch plants you top Alternanthera reineckii variegated and plant the top to spread it out. We will send you between 5-7 stems. This is an awesome plant that may not be available for long. For those of you who jump at the opportunity to add this to your tank, you will not be disappointed.

Try Our Growth Juice for all of your fertilizer needs.
Suggested Supplement: Iron

Care Scale of 1-10: ( 1- it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)

Alternanthera reineckii is a 2.  The only reason Alternanthera reineckii is a 2 is because it has slighly thin leaves which might cause a few to fall on in transition from our tanks to yours.


Can handle low lighting, grows faster and looks better in higher light.

Where to Plant:

Total background plant. Remove the binding. Plant bottom of stem directly into substrate.

Temps: This plant can handle the high 60s but it enjoys an even 70-74 degrees!

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

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AR Variegated

My first order from Dustin. ordered 2 bunches of AR Variegated and got a ton of stems. Well rootedand I mean roots everywhere. There wrereven roots growing from individual leaves ! I've never seen that. The stems have amazing color and arrived well packed and showed no damage.
Redecorating an old 40 breeder that was suffering from filter and light failure within 2 days of each other. I wanted something besides the various shades of greem and more color than just red on the bottom of rotalla leaves. No real LFS close to me (50 miles or more away) so I decided to look online. I am glad I did. Dustin had just what I was looking for.
Waiting for all the new plants I got to start growing so the scaping can get real. Dustin's AR IS HOPEFULLY GOING TO BE THE FOCAL POINT OF THE NEW LOOK FOR AN OLD TANK!

Great as usual

All arrived quickly and well packed. The plant's look great and there's plenty of them.

Justin Tarpley

Infinitely amazing plants, they are absolutely perfect! The colors on the plants I got were manafique! 10/10!

Dommes Joseph

Will definitely buy from them again!! The plants are just what they look like. Very nice.

Mike Porier

Nice plants, really proud of them. They have really perked up now. Looking forward to some growth.