General Description: Violet has very brightly coloured foliage in fuchsia, red and dark pink. It makes a very attractive highlight in the aquarium to contrast with green plants. A good beginner bunch plant which grows for a medium time in cooler aquariums. Violet is similar to Telanthera.
What is special about me? Violet is used in salad and other culinary dishes in Sri Lanka and other Asian countries. It is also used traditionally in herbal medicine.
Scientific name: Alternanthera sessilis
Common name: Violet
Also known as: Mukunawenna
Country of Origin: India and South East Asia
pH Range: 6-8
Temperature Range: 15-28 degrees Celcius
Suitable For: Cold and Tropical water
Tank Position: Violet is suitable for the background and middle of an aquarium
Tank Mates: Suitable with most fish except large cichlids
Violet is available as a Bunch Plant or 5cm Pot or 3cm Terracotta Pot