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Scarlet Temple (Alternanthera Reineckii)

Type: Bunch

Alternanthera Reineckii (Scarlet Temple) is a very popular aquatic plant that is typically kept as a midground or background plant in aquariums. The red colored growth on this plant makes them very attractive and high in demand. Since they are relatively easy to take care of, they can be grown by beginners in the aquarium hobby as well.

Common Name:  Temple Scarlet
Family Name:       Amaranthaceae
Native To:              South America
Lighting:                Moderate - high
pH:                          6.0-8.0
Growth Form:        Stems
Growth Rate:         Moderate-fast
True Aquatic:         Yes
Placement in Tank:  Foreground