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Rotala Colorata

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Rotala Rotundifolia Colorata Portion Size You will receive 5-6 cuttings at least 10cm in length (submerged or emersed).   Description Rotala Colorata, also known as Rotala Rotundifolia Colorata,...
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Rotala Rotundifolia Colorata


Portion Size

You will receive 5-6 cuttings at least 10cm in length (submerged or emersed).

 

Description

Rotala Colorata, also known as Rotala Rotundifolia Colorata, is a stunning aquatic plant that captivates aquarium enthusiasts with its vibrant hues and delicate structure. Originating from Southeast Asia, this plant has gained immense popularity due to its ability to transform any aquarium into a lush, colorful underwater garden. In this guide, we will explore everything you need to know about Rotala Colorata, from its characteristics and care requirements to its benefits and aesthetic appeal.

Characteristics of Rotala Colorata

Rotala Colorata is renowned for its striking appearance. Here are some key features:

  • Color: The plant exhibits a spectrum of colors, ranging from green to shades of pink, red, and even orange, depending on the lighting and nutrient conditions.
  • Leaves: The leaves are slender and needle-like, giving the plant a delicate and feathery look.
  • Growth: Rotala Rotundifolia Colorata grows vertically and can reach a height of up to 30 cm (12 inches). It forms dense, bushy clusters, making it ideal for creating depth and contrast in aquascapes.

Ideal Conditions for Growing Rotala Colorata

To ensure that your Rotala Rotundifolia Colorata thrives, it’s crucial to provide the right environment:

Lighting

Rotala Colorata requires moderate to high lighting to display its vibrant colors. Adequate lighting enhances the red and pink hues, making the plant a focal point in your aquarium.

CO2 and Nutrients

  • CO2: Supplementing with CO2 is highly recommended as it promotes healthy growth and intensifies the plant’s colors.
  • Nutrients: Regular fertilization with iron-rich and comprehensive liquid fertilizers is essential. Root tabs can also be beneficial for providing nutrients directly to the plant's roots.

Water Parameters

  • Temperature: The optimal temperature range is between 22-28°C (72-82°F).
  • pH Level: A slightly acidic to neutral pH of 6.0-7.5 is ideal.
  • Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water (2-12 dGH) supports the best growth.

Substrate

A nutrient-rich substrate helps in anchoring the plant and providing essential nutrients. Fine gravel or aqua soil works well for Rotala Colorata.

 

Quick Stats

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Tank Placement: Background, will reach the top of your tank
  • Lighting Requirement: will thrive in low to bright light
  • Ideal Temperature: 70°-86°F (18°-30°C)
  • pH: 6-7.5
  • CO2: No
  • Substrate: Yes

 


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