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Red Root Floaters

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Red Root Floaters  Portion Size You will receive 5 plants, or a minimum or 15 leaves. Description  Want a punch of beginner Red? Want a plant that absorbs nitrates...
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Red Root Floaters 

Portion Size

You will receive 5 plants, or a minimum or 15 leaves.

Description 

Want a punch of beginner Red?

Want a plant that absorbs nitrates quickly?

Want a super Fast Grower? 

Enter Red Root Floaters! 

Like most floating plants.... Red Root floaters grow super fast, providing a unique splash of red to your aquarium. (Floating plants get unfiltered light and direct access to unlimited CO2). They prefer lower surface movement to propagate efficiently.

However, these plants turn greener with lower light and redder with higher light. 

No CO2 or anything special is needed but light.

Quick Stats

  • Scientific Name: Phyllanthus Fluitans
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Tank Placement: Floating plant 
  • Lighting Requirement: will thrive in medium to bright light
  • Ideal Temperature: 70°-86°F (18°-30°C)
  • pH: 5-8
  • CO2: No
  • Substrate: No

Witnessing Red Root Floaters Flowering:

One of the most remarkable aspects of Red Root Floaters is their flowering phase. Under optimal conditions, they produce small, white flowers that add an extra layer of beauty to your aquarium. Witness the breathtaking sight of red root floaters flowering in full bloom and appreciate nature's wonders in your own aquatic oasis.

Red-Root Floaters are small, floating plants that grace the calm waters of ponds, lakes, and slow-moving rivers. These captivating plants showcase tiny, oval-shaped leaves that form a dense mat, creating a carpet-like effect on the water's surface. What truly sets them apart is their striking red roots, which dangle below the waterline, adding a burst of color to their surroundings. Native to South America, these plants thrive in warm, tropical climates, where they enjoy a symbiotic relationship with the water bodies they inhabit.

Aesthetics and Ecosystem Role

The visual appeal of Red-Root Floaters is undeniable, as their vibrant green leaves and contrasting red roots create a captivating sight. Their dense mats serve multiple purposes within aquatic ecosystems. Firstly, they provide shade, reducing excessive sunlight penetration and minimizing the growth of unwanted algae. Secondly, these floating plants offer a safe haven for small aquatic creatures, such as fish fry, insect larvae, and amphibians, providing protection and a valuable food source. Additionally, their root systems provide a spawning ground for fish, contributing to the overall health and biodiversity of the water ecosystem.

Nutrient Uptake and Water Filtration

Red-Root Floaters play a crucial role in maintaining water quality. These plants are efficient nutrient absorbers, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus, which are often present in excess due to runoff from fertilizers and other pollution sources. By absorbing and assimilating these nutrients into their tissues, Red-Root Floaters help prevent eutrophication, a phenomenon that leads to oxygen depletion and harmful algal blooms. Moreover, their dense root systems act as natural filters, trapping suspended sediments and organic debris, thereby enhancing water clarity and quality.

Cultivation and Care

Cultivating Red-Root Floaters can be a rewarding endeavor for aquarists and water garden enthusiasts. To grow them successfully, provide them with warm water temperatures between 72°F and 82°F (22°C to 28°C) and moderate to bright indirect light. They thrive in nutrient-rich waters, so periodic fertilization can promote healthy growth. Pruning may be necessary to prevent overcrowding and to ensure adequate light penetration. Additionally, maintaining stable water parameters and avoiding sudden fluctuations in temperature and pH will help create an ideal environment for these delicate plants.

Red-Root Floaters, with their striking appearance and ecological benefits, are a true treasure in aquatic environments. Whether in natural bodies of water or within carefully maintained aquariums, these plants add visual allure, support the ecosystem's balance, and contribute to water filtration. Their presence is a reminder of nature's ability to create beauty while serving essential ecological functions.

Red Root floaters Australia and Where to Buy:

For aquarium enthusiasts in Australia, to buy Red Root Floaters is an exciting possibility. Here at Aquafy, we offer a wide selection of aquatic plants, including Red Root Floaters, conveniently delivered to your doorstep.

Please check out our Red Azolla, another easy, brilliant red floating plant. Here are the rest of our nitrate-sucking Floaters which are perfect for breeding and fish fry. 

Customer Reviews

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Looks great floating in my tank

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Tina Lonesborough

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Donna Wilson

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Chrissy Finch
Cutest little plants!

Very cute, got more than I expected!

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Peter

Plants arrived safe and sound. Have had them growing in a bucket before adding some to my pond. Very happy with my purchase.

Customer Reviews

Based on 54 reviews
78%
(42)
15%
(8)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
7%
(4)
T
T.D.

Looks great floating in my tank

T
Tina Lonesborough

Red Root Floaters

D
Donna Wilson

Red Root Floaters

C
Chrissy Finch
Cutest little plants!

Very cute, got more than I expected!

P
Peter

Plants arrived safe and sound. Have had them growing in a bucket before adding some to my pond. Very happy with my purchase.

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Shipping Note

We ship from Mondays to Wednesdays (all orders from Monday to noon of Wednesday will be ship out in the same week and any orders made after noon of Wednesday will be processed next Monday).

For any livestock you have in your order, we will ship them via Australia Post express service. This will usually take 24 - 48 hours to reach you after leaving our workshop.

Any other dry goods, bonsai, plants, and accessories will be sent via standard post. Usually, you will receive the items within 3-7 business day after order is fulfilled.

We alway try to process your order as soon as we can, if you have any questions please contact us on support@aquafy.com.au.

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