Description: One of many Rotala species, this plant features thin, delicate leaves that will change in colour depending on the conditions it is kept in. Generally, its leaves are a light green colour with pinkish stems. However, as this plant shoots towards the light source, its leaves will also gain a pinkish hue. This colouration is further amplified with nitrate limitation when fertilising. Due to its small leaf size, this plant is quite versatile. It is most effective when used as a background plant in smaller aquariums or as a midground plant in larger aquariums.
Difficulty: As with all aquarium plants, Co2 injection and appropriate fertilisation are recommended for optimal health and growth. Co2 is not absolutely necessary with this plant but helps to achieve best form. As for lighting, it is not as demanding as regular Rotala Macaranda and will perform well under medium lighting.
Emersed Growth: Rotala Macaranda 'Green' can be grown emersed quite easily. Humidity levels should not be too high as this may result in growth that is too horizontal for what is desired. The plant seems to have little difficulty converting between the two states.
If you are unsure of the difference between emersed and submersed growth you can visit our blog post here. This is a short article written by us that is easy to understand for beginners in planted aquariums.
Temperature: 15 - 28°C
- pH 6.0 - 7.8
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Lighting Requirements: Medium
- Co2 Injection: Not vital
- Origin: India
Sold as: 5 Cuttings (Shown in 1st image)