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Alternanthera reineckii Pink - Aqua Essentials
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Alternanthera reineckii Pink

Model:023

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£7.99
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    Quick Facts

    Rating: Easy

    Origin: South America

    Common name:

    Position in Aquarium: Background

    Growth Rate: Fast

    Grows up to (cm): 50 cm

    Pot Size: 5 cm

    Plant Sizes

    The image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.

    our delivery promise to you

    If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.

    

If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

    The purple colour underneath the leaves of Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink' from South America provides an effective contrast to the many green plants in an aquarium - particularly when planted in groups. Stems become 25-50 cm tall. Good light encourages the leaves to turn red. Easy to propagate by nipping off the terminal bud and planting it in the substrate. This also makes the mother plant bushier, because more side shoots are formed.

    Alternanthera reineckii Pink - Aqua Essentials
    Alternanthera reineckii Pink - Aqua Essentials
    Alternanthera reineckii Pink - Aqua Essentials
    Alternanthera reineckii Pink

    Here's a few tips about this plant that are worth mentioning.

    1. Lots of colour

    Red plants are popular in the hobby because they break up the sea of green that we see so much of. Use red plants in groups to create focal points and consider positioning them around wood or rock for a stylish look.

    2. Red plants need more light

    Red plants get their colour from light intensity. The reason they arrive with lovely colours is because they're grown in greenhouses that have access to lots of natural light. This means they grow fast, and colourful. If you don't have lots of light (and these plants really like pink light), colour can be less along with speed of growth.

    3. Don't forget to trim

    Most red plants are stems and this means they generally grow quite fast. It's important to trim stem plants regularly and don't be concerned when trimming 50% each time. This allows the plant to retain their colours and stay bushy. If you let them grow too big, they'll drop their lower leaves and concentrate on their top section (resembling a forest canopy) which you don't want.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 192 reviews
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    B
    Brian Hamilton
    so far excellent

    Plants look great but it remains to be seen if they maintain redness

    S
    Stuart
    Lovely colour

    Lovely colour good size, another good buy

    D
    David Thrower
    Nice colour

    Really bright colour arrived in nice condition

    K
    Karolyne Oldfield OLDFIELDt

    The plants are lovely and already in the tank.

    A
    Anonymous
    Striking colour

    Beautiful plant, arrived well packaged and in great condition. Love the colour.

    L
    Lily

    A lovely centrepiece in my aquarium and my bettas love it

    J
    Jack Graves
    Looking good so far.

    Healthy plants , slowly getting established, I hope they provide a good colour contrast to the 'green' plants in the tank , hopefully the co2 system will help alongside regular fertiliser, provided by Aqua Essentials.

    A
    Alex Lowe
    Colourful

    The perfect plant I'd tou want to add more colour to your tank.

    C
    Cheryl Duguid
    Exactly as pictured

    Great plant, lovely bright pink colour which sits nice in the tank. Good price, delivery a tad slow..

    Z
    Zoe

    Great plant, delivery arrived as planned, and all contents were in fantastic condition

    We're environmentally friendly

    • 1. Sustainable Packaging

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    Your plants will be wrapped with recyclable Honey Comb wrap - sounds cool because it is :). It interlocks which means we don't need to use tape either, reducing our impact on the environment.

    Not only is delivery fast with DPD Express but it's also green as they offset all the carbon their vehicles produce. Guilt free delivery which we're very proud of...

    We guarantee you'll be happy with your order. But if you're not, please contact us so we can resolve. We are 100% here to help and will always do our best to resolve any issues - that's a promise.

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