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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The perfect plant

This plant is absolutely beautiful and so easy to take care of. My fish love swimming around this plant and it’s colors are so nice.

Gorgeous reds

These plants came in nice and healthy and I got way more than I thought I would. I had enough to spread out in my 75 gallon, 10 gallon and 17 gallon. And they're beautiful.

Love it!

Absolutely love the red color of the alternanthera reineckii. They gave my 125 that extra pop that it needed. They were shipped and packed perfectly. Even sent me an extra set. Thank you so much! I will definitely be ordering again.

The red

these plants are absolutely beautiful.. and the red looks amazing in my tank.. and I g

Beautiful Plants and Excellent Shipping

These arrived packed in wet paper and sealed in a plastic sleeve, with additional padding to keep everything in good shape. I bucked the rules a little bit by keeping the cotton fiber and weight on the bottom of the bunches for easier planting and because the roots we're pretty well attached to the fiber. I did remove the rubber banding though, to loosen up the base.

We needed a little color in my daughter's 9 gal planted tank, and these were perfect!