Alternanthera reineckii 'Red Ruby'


The variety ‘Red Ruby‘ is a very pretty new cultivar which is a type of Alternanthera reineckii. The most noticeable feature is the ruby red venation on the leaves, which stands out clearly from the red background color. The growth rate is a little slower than for Alternanthera reineckii ‘Red‘ and ‘Bronze‘. This means with good lighting you can also cultivate this red beauty in a 30 l cube. In large aquaria you should plant around 15-20 stems to achieve an impressive group of plants, which harmonises best with „green“ neighbours.




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Plant profile

Genus: Alternanthera
Species: reineckii ‘Red Ruby‘
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: Cultivar
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: moderate
Area: Background
Height: up to 40 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: soft to hard
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: head cuttings, side shoots