Alternanthera reineckii Pink
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Origin: South America
Position in Aquarium: Background
Growth Rate: Fast
Grows up to (cm):
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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.
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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Beautiful plant, arrived well packaged and in great condition. Love the colour.
A lovely centrepiece in my aquarium and my bettas love it
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.
The perfect plant I'd tou want to add more colour to your tank.
Great plant, lovely bright pink colour which sits nice in the tank. Good price, delivery a tad slow..
Great plant, delivery arrived as planned, and all contents were in fantastic condition
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Love the colour of this plant, looks great, nicely packaged and quickly sent, plant looked great when arrived
as always these plants arrived in great condition ...good roots and great size for immediate impact .
I had this plant in my big tank upstairs and ended up brining the plant down stairs so I could look at it more. I think its also important to mention that the plant really look sorry for it self when I first put it in the tank after delivery but after just a couple of days and some yummy plant food all its leaves stood up and the plant is stunning.
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