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Alternanthera reineckii Pink


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Rating: Easy

Origin: South America

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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.

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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 197 reviews
Greg Watkiss
Beautiful Plant!

Beautiful plant from a very good and extremely helpful seller. As a beginner to aquascaping I needed to ask questions and this seller answered them all. Giving me confidence to continue and place an order. The order was delivered the next day and the plants were very healthy. I will certainly purchase from them again.

Carol Kenyon

Again, grat plant. Arrived in good order.

Lesley W
Beautiful addition to a green tank

Very healthy plant as always. Better than high street outlets

Dwain Darbyshire
Love the colour

I really love this plant but think because I am so new to real plants in my tank I was abit taken back by it, just getting it out of its pot and getting the stuff off the roots was stressing me out because the roots where well grown into it so every bit I took off had roots in it but it seems to be doing well need to research the plant more because roots are growing on the stems then they detach on there own not sure its ment to do that or not but I have just been replanting them



Hi there! Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that your Alternanthera reineckii Pink arrived well packed and looking great in your aquarium. We hope it adds a pop of colour to your tank. Happy fish-keeping!

Brian Hamilton
so far excellent

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

Lovely colour

Lovely colour good size, another good buy

David Thrower
Nice colour

Really bright colour arrived in nice condition

Karolyne Oldfield OLDFIELDt

The plants are lovely and already in the tank.

Striking colour

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

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