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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.

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    All our products are in stock, ready to ship (unless otherwise stated). Order before 4pm for same day dispatch (Mon-Fri). Prices start at £4.99 for a Tracked 48 Service (up to 5kgs) and £8.99 for Express Delivery via DPD.

    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.

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


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 68 reviews
    noah larlham
    did not look like the picture

    obviously I know that they won't perfectly match the image but I paid extra for delivery and the plants were cut up as well as the fact they just do not look like all other images of these plants I have seen


    Good quality good amount for my size tank

    John Kerry

    Poor quality looked like somebody had hacked it up with scissors very few usable pieces what a waste


    Arrived in great condition, promptly and with no issues. Great items.


    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.

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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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