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Red root floater - Algae preventer


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The Phyllanthus Fluitans portion is an appealing and attractive floating fern that will grow quickly if given plenty of good light and nutrition. It will naturally multiply and spread on the top of the water. Belonging to the spurge family which primarily consists of desert plants however over the years the Phyllantus Fluitans has completely adapted to a different environment.

Ideal for open-top aquariums where the beautiful red colours are shown off (especially with high light). The leaves are fairly small and green on one side and pink/red on the other side. If you have a hood in your tank, don't use this plant as it will melt. Instead try Salvinia natans.

This is a free-floating aquatic plant with long attractive roots that hang and flow below it which is ideal for tanks with fry as the long roots offer protection and shelter. This plant will need maintaining if you have other aquatic plants below it as it may block out light to them. Light trimming may be required to stop the over-shadowing of other plants.

It is ideal in open-top aquariums or tanks with good ventilation otherwise the leaves may dry up under the lights. This plant is not keen on being splashed with water so avoid placing them from a swift water flow or current.

Note: this plant is harvested so when it arrives with you it's lots of smaller pieces not joined together and without roots - this is normal (not defective) as they grow quickly. It's also kept on water so there's a chance of snails.

One portion of this plant comes in a 7.5cm x 2.5cm pot.

Red root floater - Algae preventer - Aqua Essentials
Red root floater - Algae preventer


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Customer Reviews

Based on 64 reviews

Fresh red root floaters with no signs of damage or rot. The container had a good handful of individual plants. Can’t wait to see them grow. Thanks!

Mark Williams

Plants were great


Some great roots, but some not so good. Betty's seem to like them hanging around in roots


Excellent price and quality

Anita Muffitt
Red root floater

Arrived well packaged. Didn't look too good in carton, no roots on any of plants. Placed in Aquarium, waiting to see if it grows roots.

Top notch.

As always,everything was top notch from start to finish.
The floaters were really nice and I got generous amount.
I have to say ,I can't find fault.

robert fulton
nice plant

nice plant , as wlways speedy delivery .

Awful, squashed, tangled

Awful, squashed, tangled. Very tatty and a complete mess. Very cheap though. Definitely not Tropica.

I'm sorry to read the were squashed. Will speak to the pickers to ensure they're not packed in so tight.

Riley P.

Alot were dead on arrival, the rest are nice

Riley P.

Alot were dead on arrival, the rest are nice

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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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