Alternanthera Reineckii (Lead Bunch)

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Common Name: Alternanthera Reineckii

Alternanthera Reineckii originates in South America.  This plant has red stems but its leaves can come in many different shades and colors.  Oftetimes, the top of the leaf may have olive-green to brown coloration while the bottom may be more in pink-red hues.  Iron fertilization may help to bring more intense red colors in this plant.  Alternanthera Reineckii is fairly easy to care for if some atttention is paid to its requirements.  The plant prefers strong lighting and it will benefit greatly from a good nutrient-rich substrate.  When planted in small groups, this plant will provide great focol point both in large and small aquariums.  The red coloration that this plant exhibits is guaranteed to get everybody's attention.  Propagation is from cuttings.


  • 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

Care: Moderate

Light: Moderate to High

Co2: Not Required

Propagation: Cuttings

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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