Telanthera Rosefolia (Alternanthera reineckii)
(25 reviews)
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Alternanthera reineckii var. 'roseafolia' is a very decorative "red" plant. Alternanthera reineckii has a bronze color on top of the leaf and the deep purple colored underside of the leaf. Alternanthera reineckii offers a nice contrast to the mostly green plants in an aquarium. Although most red aquarium plants are somewhat difficult to grow in an aquarium, Alternanthera reineckii is relatively easy. With adequate light and fertilizer Alternanthera reineckii grows vigorously and with good color.

  • Common Name: Rosefolia
  • Family Name: Amaranthaceae
  • Native To: South America
  • Lighting: Medium-High
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Medium
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Midground
  • Available As: Bunch
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  • 5

    Posted by W.Bush on Nov 17th 2022

    Nice healthy plants

  • 5
    Alternanthera reineckii)

    Posted by Laura Rakowski-Cole on Aug 23rd 2022

    I received a very healthy bunch of this plant with small roots. I buried the roots in the gravel and it acclimated quickly. Giving it a dose of plant vitamins prevented any melting or die off. My plant does not have long red leaves like in the picture (which is what I thought I would be getting) rather a tall stalk with multiple small burgundy and green leaves . I don't know if as the plant matures whether or not the leaves get longer? Anyhow, my Betta loves this plant and hides between the stalks. It is around 6 inches in height right now.

  • 5
    Alternanthera reineckii)

    Posted by Laura Rakowski-Cole on Aug 19th 2022

    While the plant I received does not look like the pictures shown which seem to be short plants, mine is longer and more branchy but it came in a good size bunch and it took to the gravel immediately. The leaves are already turning darker in color and my betta fish loves hiding between the stalks. He loves them so much I never see him anymore. These were a good size and about 7 in Long. A shot of liquid fertilizer facilitated the color change.

  • 5
    Telanthera Rosefolia (Alternanthera Reineckiii)

    Posted by Paul Wallace on Nov 15th 2021

    This plant came in good condition, since immersed in substrate seems to be doing well , growing producing new leaves.

  • 3
    Plant quality

    Posted by Jerry on Nov 5th 2021

    poor rooting and no flower yet.

  • 5
    Can't wait for these to take off

    Posted by Chris on Mar 21st 2021

    My first planned tank and these are very easy to care for. 2 weeks in and they have sprouted a ton of roots and a few off shoots. Love the splash of red in the tank even with no CO². Can't wait for them to take off and start trimming

  • 5
    Alternanthera reineckii

    Posted by Milica NIKOLOV on Oct 26th 2020

    This is a beautiful plant and it is doing great in my no co2 low tech aquarium. It arrived in great condition.

  • 4
    Colorful, But I Didn't Use It

    Posted by Cindy S on Jul 24th 2020

    Once I got it I didn't use it. It reminded me more of a weed. Maybe it looks good in other aquariums, but it wasn't the look I was going for. I am keeping it alive for a different project, but although colorful, it was only pink underneath and on the stems, not the top of the leaves.

  • 5
    Beautiful plant

    Posted by Deepak Kolte on Jul 1st 2020

    Both the plant and aquarium shop are wonderful. I get this plants delivered to Minnesota from Florida and they come very quick and are more fresh than my local aquarium shop