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Rotala rotundifolia 'Colorata'

°C
°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Accent (red), Background, Midground
Difficulty: easy
Growth: fast
Range and localities: 

exact locality unknown; likely tropical or subtropical Asia


Height: 20 - 80 cm
Width: 2 - 5 cm

Synonyms: 
  • Rotala sp. 'Colorata'

Misapplied names: 
  • Rotala indica

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Rotála rotundifólia (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) Koehne

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Rotala

Description: 

This plant was introduced with the name Rotala sp. 'Colorata' and is apparently a form of the very variable species R. rotundifolia. There are several forms of R. rotundifolia in trade that attain a more or less intensive red colour when cultivated submersed, e.g. the plants erroneously sold under the name "Rotala indica". R. rotundifolia 'Colorata' turns a reddish hue even under moderate light. Under strong light it develops a pretty red coloration.

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Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 4 to 32 °C
Optimum temperature 22 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 14 °dKH
pH value 4.5 to 8 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 20 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: fast

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: yes

Winter hardiness: unknown

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Aquascaping: very colourful plant for accents

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