Rotala Indica (Rotala rotundiifolia)AquariumPlants.com
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.
- Common Name: Rotala Indica
- Family Name: Lythraceae
- Native To: Asia
- Lighting: Medium
- pH: 5-8
- Growth Demands: Easy
- Growth Form: Stem
- Growth Rate: Fast
- True Aquatic: Yes
- Placement In Tank: Midground
- Available As: Bunch
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These bunches are outstanding. Already growing and looking great. Nice buy.
Twice now I've received Rotala Indica from AP, they start yellow/bronze and densely bushy. Within a week in my tank they start to go intensely green with hints of red, and grow much taller and lankier. I bought 3 bunches on my last order because I couldn't get enough of it, although my original plants have already had trimmings planted in 3 other places already. Love them!
Arrived fast and was in good condition, but a little pale and melted. The stems were grown in water already, so not as hard of a transition to my tank, which is great!
As a result of being more than pleased with all my previous orders. I elected to try something new. I am still learning about aquarium plants as I transition from artificial aquariums to planted. These plants did not come with roots, they were fairly small so they just float in my 20 gal. until they grow some roots or get long enough to attach somewhere. They did not have snails or snail eggs. They were very healthy and strong. They are thriving in my aquarium and growing already! I am confident they will do just as well as my other orders. The package arrived on time, and (friendly customer service) professionally packaged. I love it! I would recommend you try some for yourself. The floating offers some hiding places for fry and it doesn't hurt the growth of the plant for it to just float around.
Third company/attempt at getting healthy rotala shipped and I finally found it. Thank you for this. Planted great with virtually no melt and all stems have grown around 1/2" (no CO2) in the first two weeks!
They were a little warm and melted back despite having purchased an ice pack. They bounced back quickly once planted. Would definitely order again!
Ok, so I'm not sure I received the right plant. It looks similar to this but it's not red at all. It's a hardy plant and has doubled in size within 2 weeks, but I don't know which or if I got Rotala. I like whatever I received though, but it's green.
I love this place, there were 7 or 8 stems in each bunch and they were about 7" tall. Well worth the money unlike another place i ordered from and flat out got ripped off. I can say that ?