Nutter, I'm surprised! You are a plant guru in my eyes. Do you have any idea why it failed? And what the other two plants were that you weren't successful with?PH 8.2 is definitley at the extremes for this plant. It usually prefers water to be neutral or slightly acidic. It likes liquid ferts & you need pretty intense lighting for it to retain it's pink/red colour. I've tried this plant in several tanks & have failied miserably each time. One of only 3 plants I havn't had some form of success with.
So give them a try. Just because I couldn't get them going doesn't mean you can't. The Red Floater is pretty hard to find in Perth (got LFS to special order it) but I think there are a few places it can be ordered from online.Shame, I really liked the look of the red floater for my own tank