Alternanthera Reineckii "Regular"
This is an EASY Hot Selling RED Plant
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.
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 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!
Bought some of this in a big combo. I was unaware of what it was exactly, but tried it. Looked amazing for about a week, but did not like the high temps! I keep my tank at 82 for some Cichlids I’m keeping and started noticing this plant slowly look weaker and weaker. Tried the ferts and everything else I could think of except water temp. Totally my ignorance in this, but every other plant I got from DTF has been AMAZING!!! Absolutely will buy more from Dustin!
Received in 2 days, arrived in great shape, secure packaging, looks better than the photos, a week later they are thriving. What more is there to say. If you are deciding if this is right for you tank, stop reading the reviews, and add one or 2 to your cart. A very happy (repeat) customer. I think my fish like this plant, they spend quite a bit of time looking at it. So do I.
Also came looking very happy and healthy! Love the color. So much care went into the packaging will definitely use this site again!