Photo by Reuben Vella - www.aquariummalta.com
This photo shows how distinctly the colour of the Alternanthera reineckii prevails against green plants.
Photo by Reuben Vella - www.aquariummalta.com - Flowering emersed Alternanthera reineckii
Alternanthera reineckii (Griseb.)
Magenta Water Hedge
The wild habitat of this plant species is the Amazonian waterways in South America.
17°C - 28°C
4 - 20 dH
5.0 - 8.0
Medium lighting required.
Medium fast growth rate.
Background plant. An ideal plant that will contrast against other green plants due to its red colouration.
The middle shoot should be removed and planted in the substrate. This will encourage the mother plant to grow new foliage and bush out. Side shoots are also good to take cuttings from.