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Rooted mean that this plant was cultivated in soil and sent to you in soil

Why do we offer this plant in soil?

Our research here at our facility reveals that plants previously grown in soil adapt more quickly to aquatic environments compared to those cultivated in regular rockwool pots. We attribute this to the closer resemblance to their natural evolutionary conditions.

 

What's the alternative to soil-planted plants?

  • The standard option is plants potted in rockwool, commonly available at your local aquatic store.
  • Additionally, during the summer months, we also provide submerged plants for most species.

 

Link to this plant submerged - if available

 

 

Rotala macrandra green is a popular aquatic plant among aquarium enthusiasts due to its bright green leaves that contrast to most other Rotala’s and its ability to add a pop of colour to any aquarium. Here's a care sheet for Rotala macrandra green:

 

Lighting: Rotala macrandra green requires moderate to high lighting. You should provide at least 2 watts of light per gallon of water. A photoperiod of 8-10 hours per day is recommended.

 

Water parameters: Rotala macrandra green prefers soft to moderately hard water (KH 3-8 and GH 4-12). The ideal pH range is between 6.0-7.5. The temperature range should be between 70-82°F (21-28°C).

 

Fertilization: Rotala macrandra green is a heavy feeder and requires a nutrient-rich environment. A comprehensive aquarium fertilizer that contains iron, potassium, and nitrogen should be used regularly.

 

CO2: Rotala macrandra green benefits greatly from the addition of CO2. You should aim for a CO2 level of around 20-30 ppm.

 

Substrate: Rotala macrandra green can be planted in any aquarium substrate. However, a nutrient-rich substrate like aqua soil or sand will help the plant grow faster and healthier.

 

Pruning: Rotala macrandra green requires regular pruning to maintain its shape and promote healthy growth. Cut the stems to the desired height and replant the cuttings to propagate the plant.

 

Water changes: Regular water changes are necessary to maintain a healthy environment for Rotala macrandra green. A weekly water change of 20-30% is recommended.

 

By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty of Rotala macrandra green in your aquarium for years to come.

Rotala macrandra Green - Rooted

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  • WHAT IS even BETTER?

    This is a well rooted plant, grown in soil for stronger roots and better health, THE ONLY option that might be better is the SUBMERGED version – as these plants are already grown in water for you!

    Links to see if submerged plants are available at present:

    Rrotala-macrandra-green-submerged

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