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Alternanthera Ficoidea 'Red'

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Alternanthera Ficoidea 'Red' is a terrarium, vivarium, or bog plant that is sometimes used as aquatic plant decoration even though it's not a true aquatic plant. Under a proper environment, it can only be submerged for several months. After that, it should be grown emerged for a few months again so they can restore the energy they lose before it has the ability and strength to adapt and survive to underwater life for a period of time.
Because of the ability to survive underwater for a long period of time, a lot of hobbyists used this plant as an alternative for other true aquatic plants because they claimed it can survive or even grow a few inches taller and develop roots in their aquarium longer than some of the other true aquatic plants.
When grow emerged, above water. It should be kept in a consistently high humidity with wet soil. Especially when they are in the recovery stage or when their environment is changed from underwater to above water.
  • Sold as loose Fresh-cut Plants, Bunched plants, or Potted plants
  • Fresh-cut plants | approx. 6 stems, loose fresh-cut plants
  • Bunched plants | approx. 6 fresh-cut plants with foam, and lead weight
  • Potted plants | approx. 6 fresh-cut plants with net pot and rock wool

BUY 2 GET 1 FREE* PROMOTION | Simply buy 2 quantities, we will send you 1 extra for free on eligible purchases. Offer valid on the same type of plant, no mix n' match, and on the same transaction only.

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge. 

    True Aquatic: No
    Suitable for:Terrarium, Vivarium, Pond or House Plants in consistent high humidity
    Lighting:Partial sunlight, or LED daylight
    CO2: Recommended 
    Growth Rates: Medium
    Difficulty Level: Beginner
    Nutrient Substrate: Recommended
    Lighting Requirements: Medium-High

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 39 reviews
    Sam Adams

    Absolutely charming little plant. Perfect pop of color in my planted tank. Shipped quickly, arrived healthy, and started growing new roots within days. I will definitely order from this site again!

    Ronnie Wilson
    Colored plants

    They were shipped to NC within a week. They were in great shape beautiful plants at a great price. Thanks already starting to pick another order.

    Elanor Thompson
    Great cuttings

    These were a great purchase. They arrived very healthy with no obvious issues. Thick bundles of healthy vines. Just FYI these are bundled cuttings. They are very healthy and the packaging and delivery was great I have a large fully planted aquarium so I foresee no problems. No roots on the cuttings when received but they look healthy and happy. Would buy from here again.

    David Cullum
    Awesome color grows fast

    Great plant. Low iron turns it green. Grows aerial roots that you can trim tops and propagate.

    Kyle Blackwell
    Great plants

    Got these along with a few other plants. They were in excellent condition on arrival, even though they were a few days late (USPS delays since before christmas), and it was cold when they arrived. Great packaging and condition. There are also a lot of individual pcs in each bundle, great value. Looking great so far after a week in the tank, no melt.

    Beautiful and well packaged

    I can't wait for it the colors to be more vibrant but it looks heathy and strong! Newly planted, it adds a new dimension to my tank. Highly recommend for anyone who wants more color, but not too obnoxious.