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Plant Type

Stem Plant

Growth Difficulty

Intermediate / Medium

Plant Height

20-30cm (7.9-11.8 Inches) High

Plant Width

0-10cm (0-3.9 Inches) Wide

Plant Position / Usage


Co2 Requirements

Recommended (Medium light)

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Medium Light (35-50 PAR)

Temperature Tolerance

15 to 30 °C°F (Fahrenheit)

PH Range

4.5 to 7 pH

Carbonate Hardness

0 to 12 °dKH °KH (dKH)

Can Be Grown Emmersed?








  • Origin - Distribution:
    • Southeast Asia
    This Rotala variety looks very similar to the more popular Rotala wallichii, but grows a little faster and is somewhat easier to grow. Under good light the plant develops a red stem and golden leaves. If light is less than optimal the leaves will be green. Phosphates and micronutrients should be provided at good levels.

    The plant branches easily and once it takes root it does better if undisturbed. Trim the top but leave the rooted base there and you will be rewarded with a nice looking, heavy pearling bush in your aquarium.

    Rotala sp. ‘Vietnam’ looks best near broad leaved green or red plants. As the stem is not strong, avoid placing near the filter outlet or the plant will bend with the flow.
  • Photo 1: Submersed R. sp. 'vietnam'. Source : Mihai Zamfir (Allwissend), 2017. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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