Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig'

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Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig'

Quantity: 1 bunch 8-10 stems

Here's a summary of parameters for Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig':

  • Scientific Name: Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig'
  • Water Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.0
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: High lighting levels are essential for this plant to maintain its vibrant red and pink colors. Provide at least 8-10 hours of strong light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is highly beneficial for promoting healthy growth and intense coloration. It is recommended to supplement with CO2 in higher light setups.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is crucial for Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig'. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients.
  • Propagation: Can be propagated through stem cuttings. Simply trim healthy stems and replant them into the substrate, ensuring that the bottom nodes are buried.
  • Care Level: Moderate to high. Regular pruning and maintenance are necessary to control its growth and encourage bushy, compact growth. Trim any leggy or discolored stems to promote new growth.
  • Special Considerations: This plant is prized for its stunning red and pink coloration, which can vary depending on tank conditions. To achieve the most intense colors, provide strong lighting, CO2 supplementation, and regular fertilization with a complete liquid fertilizer containing micronutrients. Ensure stable water parameters and good water circulation, but avoid strong currents that can uproot the plant.

By providing these optimal parameters and diligent care, Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig' can thrive in your aquarium, creating a striking and colorful focal point in your aquascape.

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