Although known as a one of the most difficult and demanding plants to grow in the aquarium, Rotala macrandra is highly respected in the world of aquaristic. This unusually and beautiful plant is native to Southeast Asia and parts of India, where it grows in marshy soils. In China it is known as red butterfly, due to small and fragile leaves of nice reddish pink color. High light intensity and low nitrates level will bring these vibrant colors and contrast to the aquarium.

 

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Origin:    Asia


Height:   20 - 30 cm    


Position:    Middle - Back


Luminosity:    High   


Growth speed:    Medium


Difficulty:    Hard

Ranunculus papulentus
(RP)
The natural site of this plant, known as river buttercup,
are shallow waters and lakes in Australia.
Thin stems are connected in stolons w
it
h
leaves looking like small umbrellas. For good growth
this plant needs strong lighting. You should be patient
with this species, because it needs some
time to adapt to new surroundings. Once it has done that
,
Ranunculus papulentus
will show its
full potential.
Riccia fluitans
(R)
Riccia fluitans
can be found all over the world
as
a floating aquatic moss. Takashi
Amano,
popularized
it
as an aquarium plant and today it used as species ideal
for foreground area or even
as
an epiphyte tied to driftwood or rocks.
There are at least four varia
nt
s of this species - Japan,
Europe, Thailand and Singapo
re
, and only Japan can grow submersed.
When it is used as a
foreground species, frequent trimming is required due to
constant and fast grow towards to surface.
It
i
s
not complicated for maintenance if it gets enough lighti
ng level and
CO
2
injection.
Rotala macrandra