Alternanthera Reineckii "Variegated" (Our #1 selling Aquarium Plant)
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!
The color on this plant is unbelievable! Great value for the money. They sent a ton of healthy looking stems, plenty for a nice background in my 55 gallon and they look amazing contrasting with the wisteria I had from an earlier order. I would suggest ordering both for a great background color combination!
Received more than I expected and have had multiple compliments on these as well as people asking where I got these from! They are just what I needed and look fantastic!
This is the second red plant I have bought from Dustin's fishtank in the 4 plants for 20. First time the plant turned to mush in like a week. This second one is trying to hold together but I'm slowing losing the sten from the bottom. Not sure why this plant is doing this my others are fine. But kinda upset cus I like the red in the tank
Even though they arrived late (due to usps delays) I am happy to report the plants arrived well packed and looking great! I’m excited to see how they do in my tank.
You are now my "go to" guy! These plants were wit USPS for 5 days and arrived absolutely perfect with beautiful color. I will definitely be looking at your entire line!