Telanthera Rosefolia (Alternanthera reineckii)

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About This Product

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

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Telanthera rosefolia

    Posted by Steven P DiGennaro on Mar 17th 2020

    Plants in tank about a month doing very well

  • 5

    Posted by Kelly Davison on Feb 2nd 2015

    I received a good sized bunch that I turned into 3 smaller ones. The color is beautiful and it has these little flower looking ball things on it. Did I say the color is beautiful?

  • 3
    They were ok

    Posted by Brandon Smith on Nov 8th 2013

    Several stems in the bunch were only 2-3 inches tall then some were bigger... A lot of leaves we're bent and broken and it needed a lot of pruning near the bottoms

  • 5
    Great color

    Posted by Yemanou on Aug 11th 2012

    As always great quality and healthy plants from aquariumplants. I grow them in different low tech settings without CO2. Leaves are relatively big. Color is amazing, even my wife commented on the nice coler. I planted more densely than recommended (1-2 inch apart) but so far so good. For some reasons grows best in my low light aquarium.

  • 2

    Posted by Steven on Jul 6th 2012

    I love this plant appearance as purple underneath the leafs and red on the the whole plant. Decided to order some for my tank , but the plants are already death :( stems and leaf were melted

  • 3

    Posted by JKG on May 31st 2012

    Plant has great color and arrived in great condition. Problem is I recieved 7 stem cuttings in my bundle. I really got short changed in the amounts I recieved on all 4 bundle plants I ordered.

  • 5
    Pretty plant, nice colors

    Posted by Richard LaPlante on Apr 25th 2011

    The picture here does not do this plant justice. Looks beautiful under light. I am very happy.

  • 5
    Amazing color!

    Posted by Paul M on Sep 9th 2010

    This was my first experience dealing with I am extremely happy I ordered this plant. You won't find the quality of plant like this in your everyday store. I have some swords and a couple other plants but I really wanted to get some red hues to add contrast to my tank. The plants I recieved are so beautifull, they even have little flowers sprouting from them. This is a plant you can't go wrong with.

  • 5

    Posted by Jason Eernisse on Jun 7th 2010

    do doubt about it having some of the best color available in freshwater plants. this is my first planted tank: 2x54watt T5 HO, pressurized CO2, Aquasoil substrate. he was right when he said the bottoms of the leaves are the brightest pink, they're almost metallic looking. If you are looking for some red hues in your tank... this one is absolutely amazing!

  • 5
    beautiful red!

    Posted by Brian on Dec 11th 2009

    I like this plant almost as much as Ludwigia peruensis, it is a darker red with some green leaves, new growth is a real dark red. The leaves are more narrow than the peruensis. This plant grows fast and great. Rooted within one week and I trimmed within two weeks so it would branch out more. New shoots already growing very well.

  • 4
    Telanthera Rosefolia

    Posted by Aaron Chis. on Aug 25th 2009

    This is my second order from aquariumplant and I am very please with the plants I recieve . I have a 55gal. tank with co2 and 80 watts of lights.As a novice water garderner my plants are showing good sign of growing. Thank you so much Aquariumplant!. and look forward to my next order in the near furture

  • 5
    A Tank Favorite

    Posted by Bradley Chymist on Aug 22nd 2007

    This is one of my favorites in my tank. With just over 3 wpg of Power Compact light, CO2, and a regular dosing regime, this plant has shown some great growth and some absolutely phenomenal color. The tops of the leaves are a reddish color but the undersides of the leaves are the brightest pink you will ever see in a plant.