Magenta water hedge, Scarlet Temple
These plants usually won’t exceed (in height):
25 – 50 cm
Water pH range for Alternanthera reineckii:
6.2 – 7.1
DH of water:
dGH 4 – 12 °N
Recommended water temperature:
23 – 30 °C
Type of substrate:
The plant’s requirements on lighting (light type):
Suitable place in the aquarium:
Way of propagation:
The plant originates from:
Speed of growth in aquariums:
South America, Alternanthera reineckii are found in the Amazonian waterways.
Alternanthera reineckii should be planted in midground and background areas of a fish tank depending on other plants species that are grown in the same tank.
Medium to high amount of light is required, if kept under low lighting the growth rate will be slowed down.
Very easy plant to propagate, remove the middle shoot and plant straight away in the substrate. This will help to make the mother plant bush out. Cuttings can also be taken from the side shoots.
Medium – if correct lighting is used, Alternanthera reineckii are relatively easy to look after.
Availability and Availability Status:
Currently being propagated at fish@home as well as bringing in more stock. In stock.
Alternanthera reineckii make an excellent plant for blending in with green foliage. Their red leaves offer a contrast against the green and they are also useful for filling out any gaps in the foliage. This plant specie will require nutrients in the form of root tabs or liquid feeds to keep them in top condition.