Rotala Blood Red is a variety of Rotala Rotundifolia (also known as Rotala Macrandra) that originates from southeastern China. The leaves are long and narrow, similar to those of Rotala H’ra. Rotala Blood Red is a more demanding type of Rotala and should be grown under high light and with injection of CO2. When grown under these ideal conditions, the leaves will get a striking red color. Iron supplements may help bring out red colors in plants.
Rotala Blood Red grows upright, making it ideal for use as a background or midground plant. The bright red color of Rotala Blood Red will catch the eye and bring life to an aquarium. Rotala Blood Red can be grown both submerged and emersed; however, a transition period will be needed if attempting this. To keep Rotala Blood Red from growing too large, trimming should be performed regularly. The trimmed portions can then be rooted and used for further propagation.
Rotala Blood Red is an aquatic plant that can be grown both submerged and emersed.
Do not make drastic changes in your aquarium's water parameters or you risk melting the plant.
CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will help your plants thrive and display the best coloration.
The final size, coloration and growth rate of Rotala Blood Red are dependent upon the condition of the environment. The picture depicts what you will receive and may vary.
To ensure that your plant thrives, research the appropriate care methods.