ADA – Rotala rotundifolia ‘Blood Red’ (Medium Tech)
ADA – Rotala rotundifolia ‘Blood Red’ is a form of Rotala that is native to southeastern China. The leaves are long and narrow, similar to those of Rotala H’ra. Rotala Blood Red is a more demanding type of Rotala and should be grown under high light and with injection of CO2. When grown under these ideal conditions, the leaves will get a striking red color. Addition doing of iron may help bring out red colors in plants.
Rotala Blood Red grows in a vertical pattern, thus we recommend placing Rotala Blood Red as a background or midground plant. The vivid red coloration will definitely grab attention and bring depth to any aquascape. Rotala Blood Red can be grown in both submerged and emersed conditions, although a transition period will be required. To keep Rotala Blood Red nice and compact, regular trimming will need to be performed. The plant trimmings can then be replanted as a form of propagation.
- Rotala Blood Red can be grown both, submerged or emersed
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium and water parameters, sudden changes can result in the plant melting
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil are required for optimal growth and coloration
- Rotala Blood Red’s final size, coloration and growth rate are dependent upon the condition of the environment. Photos are a representation of what you will receive and may vary.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
|Complete botanical name||Rotála rotundifólia|
|Aquascaping||very colourful plant for accents|
|Height||20 – 80cm|
|Width||2 – 4cm|
|pH value||4 – 7|
|Temperature tolerance||4 – 32°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 – 14°dKH|
|General hardness||0 – 30°dGH|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|
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*This is a Tissue Culture Plant. They are grown in a Laboratory and are guaranteed to be snail, algae and pesticide-free. They are more expensive, even if the plant itself is smaller, the portion size is bigger. We recommend rinsing all tissue culture plants with dechlorinated water before planting.