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Alternanthera rosanervig

Model:1016

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    Quick Facts

    Rating: Average

    Origin: North America

    Common name:

    Position in Aquarium: Midground

    Growth Rate: Medium pace

    Grows up to (cm): 40 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.

    

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    Originating from America the Alternanthera's produce beautiful different species, this particular one has Vibrant pink leaves. The plant has a compact form of growth and the stalk does not grow as strongly as other Alternanthera. As with all Alternanthera, good light and fertilizer conditions, as well as CO2 additive is material for growth and colour development.

    Suitable for planting in the mid-section of the aquarium – and even in the front when cut well.  This particular plant will look great planted in two's or three's and amongst dark rocks.

    Note - this is a small plant and the picture shows it at the full potential and not the size you will receive.

    Alternanthera rosanervig - Aqua Essentials
    Alternanthera rosanervig - Aqua Essentials
    Alternanthera rosanervig - Aqua Essentials
    Alternanthera rosanervig

    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 67 reviews
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    Roo Calverley
    Perfect customer service and delivery as always

    Don’t worry if the leaves look a little garishly pink - once in the tank the green undersides will catch the light and it will look wonderful :)

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    E.C.
    Very red

    Very red
    I like it a lot.
    Arrived alive even though it had a long trip.

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    Karolyne Oldfield OLDFIELDt

    Lovely plants stand out in the tank.

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    Jan T.

    Lovely healthy plant

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    joanne james
    Top quality

    Very nice plant.well packaged , in great condition and a good size. Took a chance and put it in my planted goldfish tank, it hasn't been touched yet and is doing very well

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    Tim A.
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    Nice plant. I was worried it wouldn't get enough light being slightly covered by another leaf, but it seems to have grown in a few weeks so it is now above the level of the others. I'm quite low-tech but it seems to still be keeping a nice colour. And so far my apple snails don't seem to be eating it, which is always a plus!

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    Tim Aldrich
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    Nice plant. I was worried it wouldn't get enough light being slightly covered by another leaf, but it seems to have grown in a few weeks so it is now above the level of the others. I'm quite low-tech but it seems to still be keeping a nice colour. And so far my apple snails don't seem to be eating it, which is always a plus!

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    Jonathan B.
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    Very nice little plant. Arrived promptly in good condition.

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    Jonathan B.
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    Very nice little plant. Arrived promptly in good condition.

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    Sylvia H.
    Review

    Quick delivery and well packed. I've had it in my tank for a few weeks now and it has grown well with a lovely dark pink underneath and a more delicate green and pink on top of the leaves. (It pays to "listen" to Richard's tips ????)

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