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Alternanthera reineckii "Lilacina"

°C
°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Accent (red), Background, Midground, Street (Dutch style)
Difficulty: medium
Growth: medium

Height: 20 - 60 cm
Width: 10 - 18 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially

Synonyms: 
  • Alternanthera reineckii 'Burgunderrot'
  • Alternanthera reineckii 'Lila'
  • Alternanthera reineckii 'Purple'

Trader names [?]: 
  • Alternanthera lilacina
  • Telanthera lilacina

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Alternanthéra reinéckii Briq.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera

Description: 

(not yet translated into English)

References and further reading:
  1. Wit, H. C. D. de (1971): Aquarienpflanzen. Translated from the Dutch original into German by Jürgen Hillner. - Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart: 267.
  2. Kasselmann, C. (2010): Aquarienpflanzen. 3rd edition (German). - DATZ Aquarienbuch, Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart: 100, 102, 103.
Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 4 to 30 °C
Optimum temperature 17 to 25 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 14 °dKH
pH value 5 to 7 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: medium

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

Description: 

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Aquascaping: very colourful plant for accents

Colour: 
purple

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