Here's a little "did you know?" The Latin name Rotala rotundifolia means "the plant with the round leaves", but when grown under water this rotala variety has long, thin leaves. Unlike other Rotala species, it is relatively undemanding, although it needs good light to produce red leaves. Rotala Indica forms side shoots willingly, becoming compact and bushy. This also means that it is hard for light to reach the lower leaves, so the plant should be pruned frequently to avoid the lower leaves dying off.