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
Care: Easy to Moderate
Light: Medium to High
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