Phyllanthus Fluitans

  1. Alex125 Initiate Member

    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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  2. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    So ferts are not necessary, yet they need iron? Sounds like they need root tabs. @Dolfan.
     

  3. BDpups Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
  4. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Oh... okay.