Rotala Wallichii Bunch
General Description: I love Rotala Wallichii. It has long stems of fine, delicate leaves in various shades of bright pink, red wine, brown and purple. The soft, flexible whorls of leaflets and stems are about 2cm in diameter and dance in the current.
Rotala Wallichii can require a little more effort than some but it is a wonderful plant, well worth the effort to grow. Somewhat delicate, it prefers an Aquarium with good growing conditions and plenty of light. You may like to cut and replant the tips to thicken the display.
What is special about me? It is a creeping aquatic herb that grows underwater or emerging from streams in the wild. Rotala wallichi often grows purple-pink spires of flowers along creeksides and rice paddies in South East Asia.
Scientific name: Rotala wallichii
Trade name: Rotala wallichii
Also known as: Rotala, Wallichii, Whorly Rotala
Country of Origin: South East Asia
pH Range: 5.5-7.5
Temperature Range: 20 to 30 degrees Celcius
Suitable for: Tropical Water
Tank Position: Suitable for anywhere you like in the tank
Difficulty: Can be a little fussy but well worth the effort
Tank Mates: The leaves are delicate so better with peaceful fish and tetras