Rotala rotundifolia


A classic among aquarium plants is the stem plant Rotala rotundifolia. The species name refers to the round leaf shape of the submerged leaves. The submerged leaves are long oval and already exhibit a wonderful color under normal lighting. Intensive lighting, high iron content and micronutrients, however, create a beautiful, red display of color in the aquarium! Rotala rotundifolia can be cut to shape very well. An attractive, colorful highlight in any underwater landscape.




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Plant profile

Genus: Rotala
Species: rotundifolia
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: Asia
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 18-28°C
Growth rate: fast
Area: Background
Height: 15 - 50 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: soft to hard
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: head cuttings, side shoots