Rotala Sp. 'vietnam'

Rotala Sp. 'vietnam'

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General Description

Order
Myrtales
Genus
Rotala
Family
Lythraceae
Origin - Distribution
  1. Southeast Asia
Level of Difficulty
Intermediate / Medium
Height
20-30cm (7.9-11.8 Inches) High
Width
0-10cm (0-3.9 Inches) Wide
Growth Rate
Fast
Light Requirements
Medium Light (35-50 PAR)
Co2 Requirements
Recommended (Medium light)
Temperature Tolerance
15 to 30 °C
PH Range
4.5 to 7
Plant Type
Stem Plant
Carbonate Hardness (dKH)
0 to 12 °dKH
Can Be Grown Emmersed?
Yes
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.

References

Photo 1: Submersed R. sp. 'vietnam'. Source : Mihai Zamfir (Allwissend), 2017. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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