Rotala Colarata is first of all a Low Tech pant. In other words, it will grow in any aquarium gravel
Rotala sp. Colorata is an easy to grow stem displaying unique and striking coloration. Strong lights and adequate fertilization will bring out intense pink and larger leaves. This versatile plant is best used in the midground or background as a focal point.
Planting Instructions for the Rotala Colorata:
- Firstly, take the label off.
- Secondly, remove the rock wool together with the plant from the net pot
- Thirdly, make sure you also remove the rock wool from the root system , take care not to break or tear the larger roots while doing this
- Finally, plant the stems using tweezers into the substrate
- Emersed to submersed growth in your aquarium
- Provide good water conditions for your plants
- Dose a respectable aquatic fertilizer for your plants , follow the instructions from the manufacturer
- Make sure you have the correct lighting spectrum , based on the plants needs Check out our video on aquarium lights.
- Prune dead leaves and stems constantly
- A Co2 system is a good addition into your aquarium for the plants to flourish
- Conduct 20-30% water changed once a week to ensure good water conditions
- Patience is key for the transition to take place
In a few days, after placing your plants in the aquarium you will notice some of the leaves start to melt and fall away.
This means the transition process has started. Please note the plants might look DEAD, but they are fully alive, so do not panic. Also, after a few days you will notice new growth will appear and the plant will fully change its form into submersed growth. You need to continuously trim and put a fertilizer in for the plants to thrive in your aquarium. Two good fertilizers include Easy Life – Profito and Scape Complete. All plants have specific needs but if you follow the general instructions on our labels the plant will transition well and will eventually succeed and prosper in your aquarium.
Will this plant grow in your tank? We have made a guide to aid in growing/understanding aquatic plants. Check it out >here<. View other plants that will grow in: ( Low Tech | Medium Tech | High Tech | All Plants )
*This is a Potted Plant and NOT a Tissue Culture Plant. This plant was grown in a greenhouse and is NOT guaranteed to be snail, algae or pesticide-free. Potted plants are cheaper than Tissue Culture Plants as they are not grown in a sterile laboratory. They generally appear to be bigger than Tissue Culture plants. We recommend Tissue Culture Plant for 100% client satisfaction.