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

Based on 356 reviews

After wasting $15 on the same plant from Amazon and receiving stems, (fingers crossed the plant comes back to life, red arrow pointing at plant from Amazon), I knew I needed a good aquarium plant source. I've found that with Dustin. I received a fully living plant with roots for half the cost. I'm very excited to start my first planted aquarium. Next step is more substrate and CO2. Thank you Dustin!

Melinda Woolls
Red colored plants

These plants arrived in great shape. I planted in my freshwater fish tank and so far they are doing beautiful.

Hopefully the leaves will regrow!

Well, the Alternanthera Reineckii that I ordered looked good for about two days. Then all of the leaves fell off. I am hopeful that they will regrow.

Deborah Sibbering

Well packaged. Arrived healthy. Although the leaves are a reddish brown, I’m sure the brown will fade after the plants get acclimated to my tank. I just put them in tank 24 hours ago. Satisfied with this purchase. Contemplating buying one more.

So vibrant!

Alternanthera reineckii is such a gorgeous addition to my 75-gallon aquarium! The plants arrived in perfect condition, and I look forward to them flourishing!