Alternanthera Bettzickiana is a recommended red plant for beginning hobbyists due to its ease of care. Red plants commonly require high CO2 and nutrients in order to achieve and maintain their vibrant colors. Alternanthera Reineckii is a little more forgiving and will keep its color easier. However, if lack of care is shown, leaves will fade out to an orange hue.
It prefers high nitrates and high phosphates so dosing quality fertilizers are essential which will help speed up growth and maintain colors.
|Common Name||Alternanthera Bettzickiana|
|Care||Easy to Moderate|
|Lighting||Medium to High|
|Propagation||Trim and plant stems|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Fast|
Our bunched stem plants are all kept and grown in high-quality substrate by Marfied Controsoil. A strict fertilizer dosing regime and CO2 are provided in their holding tanks.
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday through Thursday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.
No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.
Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.