Alternanthera cardinalis info

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Alternanthera cardinalis
Type: Fresh water plant
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: Sud America
Temperature: 17 - 28 C
pH: 5 - 7
gH: 6 - 13
Usual width: 10-15cm
Usual height: 15-40cm
Growth rate: Average
Lighting: High


Beautiful plant with red foliage that contrasts vividly with the green of the other plants.
It spreads by lateral shoots that can be cut to form new plants or left on the mother plant.
Requires frequently trimming to avoid that grow too much in height baring the stem in the lower part.

Information contributed by: Fish Tank Lab Staff


FTL ID: 753 Last update: 2014-10-03 16:29:55

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