Alternanthera reineckii

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Size: 1 Bunch - 8-10 stems

Here's a summary of parameters for Alternanthera reineckii:

  • Scientific Name: Alternanthera reineckii
  • Water Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.0
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Moderate to high lighting levels are recommended for vibrant growth and coloration. Provide at least 8-10 hours of light per day.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is beneficial for promoting healthy growth, especially in higher light setups. However, Alternanthera reineckii can still grow well without CO2 injection.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is preferred, as Alternanthera reineckii is a heavy root feeder. Adding root tabs or liquid fertilizers can also support its growth.
  • Propagation: Can be propagated by cuttings. Simply trim healthy stems and replant them into the substrate.
  • Care Level: Moderate. Regular pruning and maintenance are needed to control its growth and prevent overcrowding in the aquarium. Trim any leggy or discolored stems to promote new growth.
  • Special Considerations: This plant can exhibit different color variations depending on the tank conditions. Providing a balanced fertilization regimen and stable water parameters will help maintain its vibrant colors. It appreciates good water circulation but should be placed away from strong currents to prevent uprooting.

By adhering to these parameters and providing proper care, Alternanthera reineckii can thrive in your aquarium, adding a beautiful splash of red or pink to your aquascape.

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