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The Alternanthera reineckii is a beautiful red aquarium plant and also the easiest red aquarium plant to keep in the aquarium. The plant can easily be combined with green aquarium plants and is a very nice variety. The stems of this aquarium plant grow straight up and have lance-shaped leaves that can become relatively large.
The Alternanthera reineckii can be planted best as separate stems with a small gap so that the plant has space to develop. Pruning the plants regularly ensures expansion in width. The pruned plant remains can possibly be replanted to expand the plant more quickly.
This aquarium plant is quickly satisfied, but the plant adapts to the water values and conditions in the aquarium. The more light, nutrients and CO2, the more red the aquarium plant will color. CO2 can be omitted if the pH is kept low (lower than 6.5). This can be done, for example, by using a pH-lowering soil.