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Rotala Macrandra "Mini Butterfly"
  • Rotala Macrandra "Mini Butterfly"

Rotala Macrandra "Mini Butterfly"

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Common Name: Mini High Red Macrandra

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: High

Fertilizer Demand: High

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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 Macrandra "Mini Butterfly" is a captivating and diminutive aquatic plant renowned for its striking colors and delicate appearance. Belonging to the Lythraceae family, this variant of Rotala Macrandra originates from Southeast Asia. The "Mini Butterfly" variety is characterized by its petite size, fine leaves, and a remarkable color palette that includes shades of red, pink, and orange under optimal conditions. The intricate and feathery foliage of this plant resembles a butterfly, adding a touch of elegance to freshwater aquariums.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Rotala Macrandra "Mini Butterfly"
  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Advanced
  • Lighting Requirements: High
  • CO2 Requirement: Medium to High
  • Temperature Range: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Range: 5.5-7.0
  • Propagation: Cuttings, Side Shoots

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Rotala Macrandra "Mini Butterfly" thrives in high lighting conditions. Providing intense light is crucial for promoting vibrant colors and ensuring compact growth.

2. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant benefits from elevated carbon dioxide levels and a nutrient-rich environment. Supplementing CO2 and offering a comprehensive fertilizer regimen, including micronutrients, supports its optimal growth.

3. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 5.5-7.0. Adequate water circulation helps distribute nutrients and encourages healthy growth.

4. Planting: Plant the cuttings or stems in the substrate, ensuring they are well-rooted. Consider planting in groups to create a visually appealing cluster of vibrant colors. The "Mini Butterfly" variety is often used as a midground or foreground plant in aquascapes.

5. Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the desired shape and prevent overcrowding. Trim any excessive growth to encourage bushier lateral branching.

6. Propagation: Rotala Macrandra "Mini Butterfly" can be propagated through cuttings or side shoots. Simply trim a healthy stem and replant it in the substrate. The plant will also produce side shoots that can be separated and planted.

7. Aquascape Compatibility: Due to its petite size and vibrant hues, Rotala Macrandra "Mini Butterfly" is an excellent choice for adding color and dimension to the foreground or midground of aquascapes. It complements other aquatic plants and creates a visually striking focal point.

8. Substrate and Planting Depth: Plant the cuttings or stems in a nutrient-rich substrate, providing enough depth for secure anchoring. The substrate should contain essential nutrients to support the plant's growth.

Rotala Macrandra "Mini Butterfly" is a captivating addition to planted aquariums, contributing not only to the aesthetic appeal but also to the overall health of the aquatic environment. With the right care and attention to lighting and nutrient requirements, this petite gem can flourish, showcasing its vibrant hues in the underwater landscape.



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