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Alternanthera Rosaefolia (In-Vitro Tissue Culture)

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Species Name: Alternanthera rosaefolia

Common Name(s): Alternanthera Rosaefolia, Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosa', Magenta water hedge, Scarlet Temple

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Foliage is sword-like, with reddish purple leaves and a lighter pink stem
  • A bushier variety of aquatic plants
  • Medium difficulty plant, but bright light will make this plant easy to grow

Tank Position: Background

Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of aquarium and fish supplies for all of your aquatic needs

Growing Conditions: Submerged 

Temperature Requirement (°F): 60 - 80°

Lighting: Bright

Water pH Requirements: 5.8 - 7.2


CO2 Requirements: High

Growth Rate: Slower

Height: 8-12 inches

Origin: South America in the Amazonian river

Regional Locality: Grows along the riversides in areas that periodically flood

USDA Hardiness Zone: 12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Aquatic Set-ups ✔

Care Notes: Bright light and the addition of CO2 will greatly improve the health and vivid color of this species.


Shipping Notes: 

  • Gently RINSE out the gel/TRIM to the needed size/PLANT in your tank
  • Comes in a 2 - 3 inch SEALED cup


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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