Alternanthera Reineckii "Variegated" (5-6 inches) (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

Based on 531 reviews
Michael Hollingsworth

Looks really good; beautiful pink coloration. I'll put the CO2 to it!

Haley Keen
Beautiful plants

The plants were full and beautiful! Great packaging. I got the plant juice and have used it a few times. Fish are loving the new plants! Will definitely order again!

Alexandra Ward
Plants suffered from heat

I ordered two bunches of these and they arrived very warm. I don't attribute this to anything but a shipping problem as they looked like they were sent healthy with lots of roots. I've planted them in my aquariums and hoping they bounce back once leaves stop melting as they add such a wonderful punch of color against all the green. If they don't thrive, I will probably order again when the cooler weather comes and see if it goes better.

Bennett Boulware
Great plants

I got a a lot of very long stems. They have a nice pinkish color to them.

Brendan Short

By far the best plants that I have ever received. Dustin’s Fish Tank plants look better then the plants I can buy at my local fish shops, hand down my second order will be in less then a week apart.