Phyllanthus Fluitans

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Common name: Red Rooted Floater

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus Fluitans

Plant zone: Floating

Origin: Amazon River Basin

Size: 1in leaves

Difficulty: Easy

Ferts: Appreciated but not necessary, iron is necessary for them to become red and thrive

Growth Rate: Extremely Fast

Lighting: Moderate

Color: Leaves are bright green all the way to dark red under optimal conditions. Roots are green when they first come out but turn red as they get longer.

Flowers: Small; White

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Floating plants take in nutrients from the water column. The iron would be needed under ideal conditions if you wanted them to be red and not green.
 

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