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Rotala rotundifolia 'Green' Live Freshwater Plant

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This plant that entered the aquarium plant trade as Rotala sp 'Green' is apparently a form of the very variable species Rotala rotundifolia. It has an attractive bushy overhanging growth habit. It will grow adequately in low light compositions, where most of the leaves will remain a bright green. A great plant for beginners. 


Family: Lythraceae

Origin: Southeast Asia

Full-Grown Height: 8-20"

Placement: Midground/Background

Temperature: 72-82°F

Water pH: 5-7

Lighting: Low

Growth Rate: Fast

CO2: Not required, but recommended


About Tissue Cultured Plants

This propagation method involves taking a small piece of plant tissue, often from the tip of a growing shoot or a small segment of a leaf, and cultivating it in a nutrient-rich gel under sterile conditions. This allows for the rapid propagation of plants while minimizing the risk of disease, pest algae, or contamination.

Keep in mind that while tissue cultured plants have numerous benefits, they may require careful acclimation to an aquarium environment once introduced. Following proper care guidelines for each plant will help it acclimate to life fully submerged underwater. A small amount of leaf melting may occur during this transition period. This is a natural response as the plant adjusts to its new environment.

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