Alternanthera species are usually difficult aquarium
plants. However, Tropica has managed to grow Alternanthera reineckii "Roseafolia"
from seedlings and in our experience this plant is well adapted to the
environmental conditions of the aquarium. It is easily reproduced in the
aquarium by cuttings which are replanted in the substrate.
The lower leaf side of Alternanthera reineckii "Roseafolia"
is violet and this creates a beautiful contrast to the green plants in the
aquarium. It requires, however, relatively high light to maintain a vigorous
violet colour. In the open top aquarium Alternanthera reineckii
"Roseafolia" likes to pierce the water level and this adds to
the applicability of the plant.