Rotala Rotundifolia Green

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Rotala rotundifolia Green, also known simply as Green Rotundifolia, is a captivating aquatic plant that is highly sought after by aquarium enthusiasts and aquascapers. It is a variation of the well-known Rotala rotundifolia species, prized for its lush green foliage and graceful growth patterns.

Appearance: Rotala rotundifolia Green is admired for its vibrant green leaves, which are its defining feature. Its visual characteristics include:

  1. Leaf Structure: The plant features slender, lance-shaped leaves that grow in opposite pairs along the stem. The leaves are typically bright green and can exhibit slight variations in coloration and size depending on aquarium conditions.

  2. Growth Habit: Rotala rotundifolia Green has a bushy and branching growth habit, with stems that can develop lateral shoots and create a lush, dense appearance when cultivated.

  3. Size: Under optimal conditions, this plant can reach heights of 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters) or more, making it a suitable choice for midground or background placement in aquariums.

Habitat and Growth: Rotala rotundifolia Green is well-suited for aquariums and aquascapes, thriving when submerged. Here are some important habitat and growth characteristics:

  1. Lighting: Adequate lighting is crucial for the health and coloration of this plant. It benefits from moderate to high-intensity lighting, which encourages compact growth and vibrant green leaves.

  2. Water Parameters: This plant thrives in slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. It does well in soft to moderately hard water with a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C).

  3. Substrate: Planting Rotala rotundifolia Green in nutrient-rich aquarium plant substrate or using root tabs can promote healthy growth and leaf coloration.

  4. Propagation: Propagation is typically achieved by cutting and replanting the stem tips. As the plant grows, it often produces lateral shoots that can be separated and replanted to expand the cluster.

Maintenance: Caring for Rotala rotundifolia Green requires some attention, but it is manageable for aquarists of various experience levels. Key maintenance considerations include:

  1. Trimming: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the desired shape and density of the plant. Trim the stems and remove any dead or discolored leaves to encourage healthy growth.

  2. Fertilization: Regular fertilization with a balanced aquarium plant fertilizer helps ensure the plant has access to essential nutrients for vibrant growth.

  3. Water Changes: Consistent water changes are crucial for maintaining water quality and providing a stable environment for the plant.

  4. Algae Control: Proper water circulation and control of excess nutrients can help prevent algae growth on the leaves.

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