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Rotala sp. Ceylon
  • Rotala sp. Ceylon

Rotala sp. Ceylon - LOOSE

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Common Name: Rotala Ceylon

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. 'Ceylon' is an exquisite and graceful aquatic plant that enhances the beauty of freshwater aquariums. Characterized by its slender stems and vibrant green foliage, 'Ceylon' adds a touch of elegance to aquascapes. This plant's delicate appearance, combined with its ease of care, makes it a popular choice for both beginners and experienced aquarists looking to create lush and captivating underwater environments.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Rotala sp. 'Ceylon'
  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Origin: Cultivated variant, likely from Southeast Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
  • 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: 'Ceylon' thrives in aquariums with low to medium lighting conditions. While it can tolerate lower light levels, providing moderate light enhances its growth and coloration.

2. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant adapts well to low to medium CO2 levels and can thrive in nutrient-rich substrates. While it doesn't require intense supplementation, occasional fertilization supports healthy growth.

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. 'Ceylon' is versatile and can adapt to a range of water parameters, contributing to its popularity among aquarium enthusiasts.

4. Planting: Plant 'Ceylon' cuttings in the substrate, allowing sufficient space between stems for proper growth. Its slender stems create a graceful and visually appealing effect, making it suitable for midground and background placement in the aquarium.

5. Pruning: Regular pruning helps control the height and encourages lateral branching, resulting in a bushier appearance. Trim the tops to maintain the desired shape and prevent overcrowding.

6. Propagation: 'Ceylon' can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Simply trim healthy stems and replant them in the substrate. Ensure that the cuttings are securely anchored to promote successful rooting.

7. Aquascape Compatibility: Due to its graceful appearance, 'Ceylon' complements various aquascaping styles, including nature-inspired and minimalist designs. Its versatility allows aquarists to incorporate it into diverse layouts.

8. Substrate and Planting Depth: Plant cuttings in a well-balanced substrate that provides essential nutrients. The substrate should support anchoring, allowing the plant to establish roots and thrive.

Rotala sp. 'Ceylon' brings a sense of grace and simplicity to freshwater aquariums. Its slender stems and vibrant green coloration create a calming and harmonious effect, making it an ideal choice for aquarists seeking a plant that adds beauty without overwhelming the aquascape. With minimal care requirements and adaptability to various lighting and water conditions, 'Ceylon' stands out as a versatile and charming addition to aquatic landscapes.



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