• You are viewing the forum as a Guest, please login (you can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft account to login) or register using this link: Log in or Sign Up
  • You can now follow UKAPS on Instagram.

Easy reds...?

pepedopolous

Member
Joined
22 May 2011
Messages
678
Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Hi,

I have the both those plants. They're easy to grow but the Limnophila is only slightly pink on the underside of the leaves. My water is probably a bit softer than yours if that has anything to do with red colouration...

Cheers,

P
 

pepedopolous

Member
Joined
22 May 2011
Messages
678
Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Sorry, I meant Alternathera reineckii (1-2-Grow!). If I can find room for it I might get some Ludwigia sp. later as from what I've read, it's easy, very red and stays that way.

Don't rule out Rotala macandra. I had a 1-2-Grow! pot where most of the plantlets seemed dead or dying. However, they recovered and now it's almost like a weed in my tank. It's not red like the Ludwigia but a nice mix of red, yellow and pink.
 

stu_

Member
Joined
9 Nov 2011
Messages
554
Location
Gloucester
The Alternathera should work just fine.
I've grown it red, with moderate T8 lights & liquid carbon, no pressurised.
Thought about a Lotus ?
You can teach it to stay small & compact by constant pruning.
 

kirk

Member
Joined
24 Dec 2012
Messages
1,695
Location
tewkesbury
Lotus are beautifully and red. Rotala indica I think is the pink species
 

kirk

Member
Joined
24 Dec 2012
Messages
1,695
Location
tewkesbury
Sorry rotala rotundifolia. Macrandra is supposed to be demanding good light co2 and soft Water.
 

Manrock

Member
Thread starter
Joined
15 Dec 2007
Messages
225
Cheers - gone for the Alternathera and a red Lug. Many thanks all.

Cheers
 
Top