Alternanthera Reineckii "Regular"

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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!


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Customer Reviews

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They arrived in very good condition. Thank you...I would like to have had some instructions. 😀

Moss monster

Received a monsterous bunch of moss and it only tacks a little bit to grow a nice batch. Great deal! Thanks Dr. Plantkenstein!

I’m hoping they turn out well...

I got this plant 5 days ago and it seems to be ok. The plant arrived very pink, which I figured it would after traveling out of water for a few days. Today it’s still very pink and pail and seems to have multiple leaves curling in. I really hope this plant lives and thrives but with the way it is acting I’m not too sure. Dustin said to give it about a month so that’s what I’ll do. Let’s hope for the best!

Maybe I did something wrong?

Everyone else seems to have had great experiences so I'm not sure if I just did something wrong This and the other plant (ludwigia "triple red") arrived entirely limp and reminded me of when spinach goes wet and soggy in the fridge. I tried perking them up in water for a bit before planting (and to melt the block of ice around the base) and was still unsure but planted anyway, and they pretty much disintegrated over the next week in the tank and haven't come back. I'm bummed. I was really looking forward to the brilliant pops of red from both plants.

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