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  • Undemanding and easy beginner’s plant
  • Becomes more red at high light intensity
  • Multiplies easily by replanting cuttings in the bottom layer

It forms side shoots willingly, becoming compact and bushy. This also means that it is hard for light to reach the lower leaves, so the plant should be pruned frequently. Also known as Rotala indica.

Plant info

Colors: Green
Difficulty: Easy
Origin: Asia
Usage: Background
Type: Stem
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 10 - 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low
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