Phyllanthus Fluitans

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plant Profiles' started by Alex125, May 3, 2015.

  1. Alex125New MemberMember

    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. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

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

    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. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Oh... okay.