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Alternanthera Reineckii Pink Roseafolia

Alternanthera Reineckii Pink Roseafolia

Origin: South America

Type: Stem

Growth: Medium

Care Level: Medium

Height: 25 cm – 50 cm

Width: 10 cm – 15 cm

Light demands: 0.50 Watt per litre

CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per litre

Description: The purple colour underneath 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 becomes 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 more bushy, because more side shoots are formed.

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