Please CHECK HERE for Shipping Updates before creating or placing any orders

Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini' - LOOSE

Tax included

Common Name: Red Mint "Mini"

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: High

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

In Stock

The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 6.

General Information on Plants Supplied:

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

View Our Policies

  Secure Payment

Payments Processed Through RazorPay


Frequently Asked Questions

  Customer Reviews

What Our Customers Say

Description: Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' is a diminutive and captivating aquatic plant that adds a touch of vibrant color to aquariums. As a cultivar of the popular Alternanthera reineckii, this mini variant offers alluring foliage in a compact size, making it an excellent choice for aquascaping. Originating from South America, this plant belongs to the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae) and is cherished for its rich red and pink hues.

The 'Mini' variant maintains the signature lance-shaped leaves of its parent species but on a smaller scale. The leaves exhibit a spectrum of colors, ranging from green to deep red or pink, depending on the aquarium conditions. Its compact growth and vivid colors make 'Mini' a versatile plant suitable for foregrounds, borders, or small spaces within the aquascape.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'
  • Common Names: Mini Alternanthera, AR 'Mini'
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Origin: South America
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Beneficial for enhanced growth
  • Temperature Range: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.0
  • Propagation: Cuttings, side shoots

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Provide medium to high lighting for 'Mini' to promote healthy growth and maintain its vibrant coloration. Quality aquarium LED lights with a balanced spectrum are recommended.

2. Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is essential to support the development of 'Mini's' roots. Combining nutrient-rich soil with gravel or sand creates an ideal environment for growth.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: While CO2 supplementation is not mandatory, it aids in enhancing the plant's growth and coloration. Regularly dose a comprehensive liquid fertilizer containing essential nutrients, including iron and potassium.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain the compact form of 'Mini' and prevents it from overshadowing surrounding plants. Trim the tops to encourage lateral growth and create a neat appearance.

5. Placement: 'Mini' is well-suited for foreground or midground placement in the aquarium. Its petite size makes it an excellent choice for creating intricate and detailed aquascapes.

6. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters, including a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.0.

7. Propagation: Propagate 'Mini' through stem cuttings or by separating side shoots. Plant the cuttings in the substrate, and they will develop roots, giving rise to new miniature plants.

Incorporating Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' into your aquarium design brings a burst of color to smaller spaces, creating a visually appealing and well-balanced underwater landscape.



Data sheet

Plant Use
Difficulty Level
Light Demand
Co2 Demand
Fertilizer Demand
Packing Type