Originally Posted by stephanieleah
I may be mistaken here but many of the red plants need high light to maintain a red color. I'm thinking of indian red sword, some of the red stem plants (can't think of the names off the top), and believe me I've been researching because my red sword isn't going to like my new low lighting set up.
Yes, you are right. I have noticed a lot of the really pretty red highlight ones do need high light...it say it needs it anyway. However, there are a few that do not require it and the one I got can be grown in lower light. Although, it does say that the red will become more prominent in higher light. I get so bummed when I see a really pretty red type plant and then is says...needs high light.
The Red Melon Sword does well in low light. The red is not the bright deep red though, but more of a plum type red. I like the Red Melon Sword. I have them now.
P.S. the Lotus that Natalie has does better in low light too. It has the pinky red.