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Alternanthera ID. Pic included.

Can anyone help ID this Alternanthera species. The leaves are more rounded and are curved downward compared to most Alternantheras I have seen. I bought it as "Cherry Temple" a while ago.

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Sorry if this is offtopic but what is the plant on the right (the one with fine leaves and red/purple color)? I'm really bad with plant names but want to order some more plants soon.
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The plant is Eustralis Stellata. I think the plant in the pic is Alternanther reinickii Lilacana.

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URKEVITS, Just bought some myself at Petsmart in rockland county n.y. And yes its ALT. RENICKI. That was what the tag said looks exactly the same.
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Oh yeah my stems are a lot more of a bright pink.
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Looks like A. reineckii, a little washed out though.

Did you use a flash when you snapped the photo? The flash may have made the plant look a little paler in the photo.

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Momo, that alternanthera isn't as red as at could be. At one point the entire leaf was red, but as you can see from the picture the top of it is as turned green and the red is not that deep. Any suggestions?
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I'm still working on getting mine red also. It has a dull red color right now. I've just started megadosing iron to see the effect.

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I have started adding a few drops of fleet enema, along with daily iron and micros. The new leaves seem to look more intense red, I also upped my KNO3, so the potassium or Nitrate may be helping.
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My red temple leaves are wavy and short. I'm assuming its a deficiency but I like the wavy look, wouldn't mind it longer though



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