Alternanthera Reineckii Scarlet Temple Live Tropical Plant Potted


    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

Sale price£4.95


Alternanthera Reineckii Live Tropical Plant

Features Growth Rate: Medium Maximum Height: 50cm Leaf Colour: Green with red, purples and pink tones Place of Origin: South America

A desirable plant that develops lovely shades of green, purple, red and pink. Typically found in rivers, lakes and swamps. Strong lighting is the key to maintaining this fabulous midground plant, without which it will lose colour. Great background plant in nano aquaria. Do not crowd, it requires wriggle room and gentle water circulation to thrive.

The colourful leaves provide a nice contrast to other plants in the aquarium.
Supplied potted in a plastic pot.

This plant benefits from fine fertile planting substrate.

Water conditions

pH: 6.5 – 7.8 soft to moderately hard preferred
Temperature: 24 – 27 °C

Ease of care
Medium. Fertilise regularly. Will benefit from CO2 but not required for normal growth. Stem cuttings will take root in substrate. Using stems with nodal root increases success rate. Do not remove these roots when they form, they are working parts providing nutrients to the plant.

Bright lighting is required.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, or age of the plants you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding live plants please contact us. We do not treat this product for snails, use a dip bath prior to introducing if desired. Click here.

In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

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