Aquarium Garden

Through building and maintaining beautiful nature aquaria people re-learn the intricate connections between forms of life, plants, fish, microorganism and humans. Riches and beauty come from harmony, from balance. Aquaria are great teachers of this truth. Takashi Amano


Alternanthera reineckii "roseafolia"

The purple colour underneath Alternanthera reineckii ''roseafolia'' leaves provides an effective contrast to the many green plants in an aquarium - particularly when planted in groups. Good light encourages the leaves to turn red. Most Alternanthera species are difficult to grow, but this one is relatively undemanding. Easy to propagate by nipping off the terminal bud and planting it in the bottom. This also makes the mother plant more bushy, because more side shoots are formed.
Height : 25-50 cm Width : 10-15 cm Light : medium-very high Temp. : 17-28'C
Hardness : soft-hard pH : 5-8 cm Growth : MEDIUM Demands : MEDIUM

Text from Tropica
Photo by Dusko Bojic