Ammannia latifolia

Pink Redstem

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground
Difficulty: difficult
Growth: slow
Range and localities: 

Eastern and southeastern USA (New Jersey to Texas); tropical America: from Mexiko and Cuba to Argentina

Height: 20 - 40 cm
Width: 10 - 12 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • rarely or not available commercially
  • rarely or not available from other aquarists

Common names: 
  • Pink Redstem

  • Ammannia koehnei Britt.

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Ammánnia latifólia L.

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


Ammannia latifolia is found from the east of the USA to South America. Aquarists in the USA discovered the usefulness of this plant in the hobby. In Europe, this Ammania species is apparently not yet known as aquarium plant.

- To be continued -

References and further reading:
  1. Vlugt, P. J. van (1990): Ammannia latifolia. - Aqua Planta 3 - 1990: 83-88.
  2. Ammannia latifolia in the Plant Finder on (, accessed 14 September 2013)
Light medium to high 
Carbonate hardness 0 to 14 °dKH
pH value 5 to 7.5 
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: slow

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
medium green

There are no images in this gallery.
This plant is not on a stocklist at this moment.
This aquatic plant is not listed in a tank yet.
You can embed this entry directly into another web site or forum. Just copy and paste the following code:

Embed as HTML code

<a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Ammannia latifolia" title="Ammannia latifolia" src="" /></a>

Embed as BB code


Embed in Flogrow Forum

[widget=aquaticplants/ammannia-latifolia]Ammannia latifolia[/widget]


There are no reviews so far. Do you want to write the first one?
TODO Ammannia latifolia is also known as Pink Redstem. TODO

Wasserpflanzen sind ein fester Bestandteil der meisten Aquarien. Beim Aquascaping, dem Naturaquarium, Biotop-Aquarium oder dem Gesellschaftsaquarium sind Wasserpflanzen nicht nur für die Wasserqualität entscheidend, sondern sorgen auch stets für eine optische Aufwertung des Aquariums.