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Rotala sp. Compact
  • Rotala sp. Compact

Rotala sp. Compact

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Common Name: Rotala Sp. Compact

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Rotala sp. 'Compact' is a captivating aquatic plant renowned for its compact growth habit and vibrant appearance. Belonging to the Lythraceae family, this species adds a burst of color and texture to freshwater aquariums. With its delicate leaves and bushy structure, 'Compact' creates a visually striking focal point in aquascapes, making it a sought-after choice among aquarists.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Rotala sp. 'Compact'
  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Origin: Cultivated variant, likely from Southeast Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Medium to High
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: 'Compact' thrives in aquariums with medium to high lighting conditions. Providing ample light is crucial for maintaining its vibrant coloration and promoting dense growth.

2. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant benefits from moderate to high levels of CO2 supplementation and nutrient-rich substrates. Ensuring a well-balanced nutrient supply enhances its overall health and appearance.

3. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. 'Compact' is adaptable to various water parameters, making it suitable for a range of aquarium setups.

4. Planting: Plant 'Compact' cuttings in the substrate, allowing enough space between stems for lateral branching. Its bushy growth habit makes it an excellent choice for midground and background placement, creating depth and visual interest.

5. Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to control the height and encourage lateral growth. Trim the tops to shape the plant and maintain a compact form. Pruning also prevents shading of lower leaves, promoting healthy growth throughout the plant.

6. Propagation: Propagating 'Compact' is straightforward and typically involves taking cuttings from healthy stems. Plant the cuttings in the substrate, ensuring they are securely anchored for successful rooting.

7. Aquascape Compatibility: With its vibrant color and compact structure, 'Compact' is well-suited for various aquascaping styles. It can be used to create lush, colorful backgrounds or as a focal point in a carefully curated layout.

8. Substrate and Planting Depth: Plant cuttings in a nutrient-rich substrate that provides essential elements for growth. Ensure the substrate is well-aerated and supports anchoring to facilitate successful root development.

Rotala sp. 'Compact' stands out as a jewel in aquascapes, offering a perfect balance of vibrant color and lush growth. With proper care and attention to lighting and nutrient requirements, this plant transforms aquariums into captivating underwater landscapes. Whether used as a backdrop or a focal point, 'Compact' adds a touch of elegance and dynamism to freshwater aquariums, making it a favorite among aquarists passionate about creating visually stunning aquatic environments.



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