Wow, that is definately one plant I would not
put in the "slow growing" list... it grows like any other rotala variety... like gangbusters !
it has a lot of available nutrients, good lighting and higher end CO2 levels...
CO2 may have been the cause of some of the problems I read about here. When I grew this plant I had my bottle run out on me and as timing would have it , it was a week before I could get it filled, the wallichi took the hardest hit of any plant varieties in the tank. Growth stopped in 2 days from getting an inch a day on each stem before that, and I swear sometimes it seemed like more on a few stems but
If you have low (or no) CO2 levels dont even bother with wallichi ,or if you have any algae , it will get the wallichi first !
A beautiful plant and very easy to grow IF
you abide by ITS
rules... LOL... and its biggest reward when grown properly is the mix of pinks and reds and greens, especially when the wallichi pearls ! Thats a great show ...
One more thing about this plant that comes to mind... It's the ugliest lookin stuff when you pull a stem from the water... as a matter of fact, Its the ugliest stem I have ever seen of any plant out of water... LMAO !
Its a great plant... I hope it works well for you !
Heres one of my favorite photos... my angels when
they were youngsters in front of a stem of my wallichi.