You will receive 5-6 emersed stems at least 10cm in length, similar to photo 2.
Rotala wallichii is an elegant stem plant originating from soft, slightly acidic waters in South-Eastern Asia. Its inflorescence has bright purple flowers. Even though it is not quite easy in cultivation it is a highly popular plant.
It can thrive in a wide range of water parameters and is an easy plant to grow; it doesn't require high lighting to CO2. However, having higher lighting and CO2 injection pushes it to grow faster, with higher density, and redder coloration.
As stem plants, rotalas grow continually towards the light and will reach the top of most aquariums. If allowed to reach the water surface it will breach the surface eventually and grow emersed leaves and flowers. It will creep along the substrate and shoot side-shoots, given space and high lighting, If planted in a more crowded area they will grow vertical towards light source.
The plant branches more readily when in high-tech setups, and grows straighter with less branching if conditions are less then optimal (low CO2 or low nutrients).
Scientific Name: Rotala Wallichi
Care Level: easy
Growth Rate: Fast
Tank Placement: Background, will grow to the top of your aquarium
Lighting Requirement: will thrive in low to bright light
Ideal Temperature: 70°-86°F (18°-30°C)
Water Hardness: up to 20 dGH (333 ppm)
Rotala Wallichi 'Whorly Rotala' is a captivating and visually stunning aquatic plant with unique whorled leaf arrangements. It features slender stems with bright green leaves that can exhibit reddish hues under certain lighting conditions. This plant adds a dynamic and eye-catching element to any aquascape.
To cultivate Rotala Wallichi 'Whorly Rotala' successfully, provide it with high lighting conditions. This plant thrives in nutrient-rich water and benefits from regular fertilization. CO2 supplementation is highly recommended for optimal growth and vibrant coloration. Regular pruning is necessary to control its height and promote lateral branching. Proper spacing should be maintained to prevent overshadowing and ensure adequate light penetration.
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