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Rotala Rotundifolia 'Hi Red'
  • Rotala Rotundifolia 'Hi Red'

Rotala Rotundifolia 'Hi Red'

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Common Name: Small Mint "Hi Red"

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 Rotundifolia 'Hi Red' is a captivating and vibrant aquatic plant that adds a fiery touch to freshwater aquariums. Known for its intense red hues, this variant of Rotala Rotundifolia belongs to the Lythraceae family. With its striking appearance and relative ease of care, 'Hi Red' has become a sought-after choice among aquarists looking to infuse bold colors into their underwater landscapes.

Plant Information:

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

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: 'Hi Red' thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions, which are essential for promoting and maintaining its vivid red coloration. Adequate lighting is crucial to ensure the plant receives the energy needed for robust growth.

2. CO2 and Nutrients: While not excessively demanding, 'Hi Red' benefits from moderate CO2 levels and a nutrient-rich substrate. Providing a balanced nutrient regimen enhances its color and overall health.

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. Consistent water parameters contribute to the well-being and vibrancy of the plant.

4. Planting: Plant cuttings in the substrate, leaving sufficient space between stems for proper growth. The striking red coloration makes 'Hi Red' an ideal choice for midground or background placement in the aquarium, creating a focal point within the aquascape.

5. Pruning: Regular pruning is beneficial for maintaining the desired shape and promoting lateral branching. Trim the tops to encourage bushier growth and prevent excessive vertical growth.

6. Propagation: 'Hi Red' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Trim healthy stems and replant them in the substrate, ensuring the cuttings are securely anchored for optimal growth.

7. Aquascape Compatibility: Rotala Rotundifolia 'Hi Red' is a versatile plant that complements various aquascaping styles. Its vibrant red color can be used to create eye-catching contrasts and add drama to planted aquariums.

8. Substrate and Planting Depth: Plant cuttings in a nutrient-rich substrate to provide essential nutrients. Ensure the substrate supports anchoring, allowing the plant to establish itself securely.

Rotala Rotundifolia 'Hi Red' is an excellent choice for aquarists seeking to introduce a bold and dynamic element to their aquariums. Its intense red coloration stands out in aquatic landscapes, creating a visually stunning environment. Whether used as a standalone feature or combined with other aquatic plants, 'Hi Red' brings a fiery splash to freshwater aquariums, captivating observers with its vibrant and energetic



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