Common name: Dwarf rotala
Origin: Southeast Asia
This small-leaved species has an attractive, delicate appearance and is ideal for planting in groups in the back or midground of the aquarium. Lighting should be relatively strong. Given bright light and sufficient nutrients, the leaves may change from an olive green to a pinkish color toward the top of the plant. Cuttings should be at least 4 in (10 cm) long to ensure good growth.
The plant is adaptable to moderate light and lower temperatures, although growth will be slowed. A few leaf shape varieties are available.
Maximum height: 20 in (50 cm)
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