Alternanthera Reineckii ‘Roseafolia’

Plant Info

Type: Stem
Origin: South America
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 20 – 30+
Light demand: Medium
CO2 : Medium
Purchase this item and get 277-433 Points - worth $0.14-$0.22
Purchase this item and get 277-433 Points - worth $0.14-$0.22


Alternanthera reineckii ‘roseafolia’ is a cultivar of the aquatic plant Alternanthera reineckii, which is commonly known as “red hygro” or “red hygrophila.” This specific cultivar is known for its pink-colored leaves. Alternanthera reineckii is native to South America and is often used in aquascaping and as a foreground plant in freshwater aquariums. It requires medium to high lighting and moderate to high levels of CO2 to thrive. It is considered easy to care for and is a popular choice among aquarists. This plant can be propagated by cutting and planting the stem.

Check out this guide from The 2HR Aquarist on how to grow Alternanthera Reineckii.


Not all plants are equal. We work really hard to make sure you get the best quality plants at the best prices. What you can expect to receive are as per photos. All our plants are harvested fresh, algae free and in great health. The conversion process to submerged form starts in our grow out tanks, this ensures that your success with our plants are maximized.

We recommend the usage of a 2HR Aquarist Fertilizer with all our aquarium plants for the best growth, colouration and plant health.

Submerged: A plant grown completely below the tank’s waterline.

Emersed: A plant with growth above the tank’s waterline (leaves/stems, flowers).

Additional information


Submerged, Emersed


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