Alternathera Reinckii Var. Roseafolia
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Alternathera Reinckii Var. Roseafolia

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Alternathera Reinckii Var. Roseafolia
Old 10-16-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
 
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Alternathera Reinckii Var. Roseafolia

Anybody know anything about this plant? I won a plant package on aquabid from sweetaquatics for 6 potted plants and this is one of the plants I can chose from but I can't seem to find much info on it. I think its a very pretty red color but I need more info like how big it gets, light requirement, and all that stuff thats good to know. LOL
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
 
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I tried growing this plant and one by one the leaves dropped off, then the stems just melted away.
I knew my lighting in the tank probably wasn't going to be enough for this particular plant but I had to try it, at least once.
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
 
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LOL thats what I am worried about to but it is so pretty I want to try it at least one time. LOL
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:17 PM   #4
 
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LOL thats what I am worried about to but it is so pretty I want to try it at least one time. LOL
Yes, I thought the same. I should have known it would have never survived in my tank. It was purchased from a hi tech tank (light & C02) from a local LFS.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:05 AM   #5
 
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Maybe since its comeing from sweetaquatics it will live in mine. At least I can hope then if it does I can send you some clippings if you like and you can try it again comeing from a low tech tank.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:21 AM   #6
 
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I've ordered that plant from sweets twice...This time it's doing better, but I'm not holding my breath...
The leaves are turning clear at the tips already.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:25 PM   #7
 
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This plant is in our plant profiles. It explains the variants and some are easier than others, and why.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:35 PM   #8
 
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Thanks Byron I read it. I got the plant yesterday and let me say I don't hold much hope for it but I planted it anyway.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:35 PM   #9
 
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Thanks Byron I read it. I got the plant yesterday and let me say I don't hold much hope for it but I planted it anyway.
If it ends up doing great in your "lo-tech" tank I'll take you up on the "cuttings" offer.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:52 PM   #10
 
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No problem I will be happy tp send you some if it makes it. It is pretty wimpy looking right now after 3 days in a box with no light. : (
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