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Rotala rotundifolia

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Rotala rotundifolia - the Latin name means ''the plant with the round leaves''. But this only applies to the marsh variety, which has circular leaves. In aquariums Rotala rotundifolia has long, thin leaves. Unlike other Rotala species it is relatively undemanding, although it needs good light to produce red leaves. 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.

Family Lythraceae
Continent Asia
Region South-east Asia
Country of origin South-east Asia
Height 40-60 cm
Width 3+ cm
Light requirements medium-very high
Temperature 18-30 °C
Hardness tolerance very soft-hard
pH tolerance 5-8
Growth fast
Demands easy

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