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Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’

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Difficulty: Medium
Co2: Medium
Light: Medium
Area: Background
  • Deeply red low-growing stem plant
  • One of the very few red foreground plants
  • Sets a strong colour accent

Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’ is an exquisite relatively new dwarf variant of the well-known Alternanthera reineckii. It is also known under the name A. reineckii “rosaefolia minor”. This plant has a compact significantly slower growth habit, which makes it especially suitable for small tanks. By trimming appropriately you can create a nice, around 5 cm high carpet in purple-red to brownish red, or a compact bush in the fore- or middle ground. This plant needs lots of light and the addition of CO2.