Alternanthera Lilacina (Lead Bunch)

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Common Name: Alternanthera Lilacina

Alternanthera Lilacina is a long-time and well-known aquarium plant species in the planted tank hobby. Known for its bold coloration, this aquatic plant presents magenta hues with a purplish underside on its leaves. Originating from South America, this aquatic plant requires medium to high light levels along with a nutrient-dense aquarium soil and CO2 injection to produce a noticeable difference in appearance and obtain the desired look. When given optimal conditions, Alternanthera Lilacina will reach and breach the water's surface with ease and potentially produce blooms that are a lovely sight to witness! AR Lilacina is well-suited for Dutch-style planted aquariums and is easily a top contender for aquarists who love color in a planted aquarium. 


  • Alternanthera provide great coverage for sensitive species and are relatively easier choices for beginners who are looking for colored aquarium plants.
  • Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
  • Please be sure to remove this plant from its wrap. Remove the foam surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. 
  • CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
  • Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.

Family Name: Alternanthera

Origin: South America

Height: 4-12”

pH: 6.5-7.5

Care: Easy to Moderate

Light: Medium to High

Co2: Required 

Propagation: Cut stem and replant

Growth rate: Moderate to Fast

Remove the lead weight and sponge from the stems and plant each stem individually into your substrate

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