Rotala Rotundifolia Care

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Common name - Rotala rotundifolia

Proper name - Rotala rotundifolia

Lighting needs - Moderate to high, but has been known to grow well in lower lights as long as it has proper Co2 and fertilizer additions

Temperature range - 65 - 85

Category - stem plants

Growth rate - fast in higher lighting

Hardness - 2-15

PH - 5.0 to 8.0

Difficulty - some what easy, but beware when first adding it to your aquarium as it has been known to shed lots of leaves during the first week

Origin - Asia

Position - mid ground to background, sometimes if it is even trimmed correctly it will look magnificent in the fore ground
Can be grown out of water - In My Experience it can be grown out of water so. yes.

Needs added fertilizers - No but will Benefit from it

Needs added Co2 - No but will most certainly benefit from it

Bio - this beautiful Aquarium plant is the best choice for almost any aquarium for lots of reasons but mostly because of its beautiful long, slender leaves that can even turn the loveliest shade of red.

It is also very hardy for such a little delicate stemmed plant, It has grown in so many bad conditions for me, I've had it grow successfully in a 1 gallon, unheated tank. they help so much for quality, but don't depend on these for ammonia removers as they won't do the full job.

From having this plant in my tank for so long I have found that it adds a layered look to the tank, it looks spectacular in the back round or mid ground for these specific reasons. If you can provide these every few requirements then you should definitely get this nice little plant here

Notes-
R. Indica and R. Rotundifolia have both been classified for a long time, however the real R. Indica has only been available to the hobby for a couple years. Previously R. Rotundifolia was often sold as R. Indica, when they are 2 distinct species.

I'll provide this link for comparing the two species.
 

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