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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 476 reviews
Aaron Paris
Great plants great color

Plants arrived very fast and packaged better than expected. Ordered several times from here will order more!

Deborah Hay
All is well. Happy plants and fish

Plants arrived promptly and beautifully.

Jerry Cook
A little late but still in good shape.

As the title says, it arrived 2 day's late but it was by no fault of DF crew , it was the U.S postal service. All in all the plants look in good condition despite the extra days in a box.

Jon k

They arrived well packaged and in perfect condition, i have no complaints, thank you

Jeff Tentinger
Just WOW!!

I know this is going to sound fake but real talk I've gotten plants from a handful of places and usually hit or miss for pic to real life as far as what you get..but these plants look so good in person they look fake! 5 stars isn't enough especially at these prices! (Not to mention they gave way more then what I thought) I have a couple friends and family ill be ordering more for shortly to get in their tanks for sure! All showed up looking great (I live in NW Iowa), shipped and arrived super fast, and with getting the heat pack survived the single dig. temps!! Ppl at dustins killed it!!
Pic is from opening right after delivery

(You guys can also pin this comment and pic to everything I ordered)