Fairly easy plant to maintain and a fast grower! Under medium lighting as seen in pic's plant takes on a leggier wider stem growth, but does just fine none the less. Water params: KH=0~1, GH=5, PH=less than 6, Temp=82º-84º, Ferts= per sticky for 90gal & Lighting= 48" 32watt 6500k HD lights x 4 driven by T5 HO ballast.
In my 30g tank, this plant has just seemed to be slowwwwwly disintegrating. The tank is at 76 F, arcillite/sand/gravel substrate, fairly hard water, pH 7.4 (was at 6.4 as of last week.), T5 HO 60W total .. not sure what went wrong.
Mine does great in my tank, turns a bright red color much easier than red cabomba. I have a ten gallon with 3.8 wpg, diy co2, dosing more than suggested for ei, and black flourite sand. Worth a try, and it contrasts well with green plants
Contrasts very well with green plants, making it a great plant to aquascape with. I keep it in high light with fluorite substrate, diy co2, and flourish fertilizers. Grew at a relatively fast pace: grew to the top of a 30 gallon tall in no less than a week. Stems are fairly brittle, and its very annoying when the leaves die back. The fine leaves are a very easy target for hair algae. This and rotala macrandra are my favorite red plants. This one is definitely more forgiving.
This plant is having the most difficulty in my tank getting itself established. It seems to be melting down quite a bit. I have some pretty sensitive plants (ludwigia cuba, for example) that are doing beautifully, but something doesn't seem right about this one, unless this is a species that tends to have a lot of initial planting melt. I also got some myrio red, and it seems to be doing much better than this. It hasn't gotten much taller yet, but it's appears to be rooting at a decent pace, and isn't melting back at all.
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