Alternanthera Lilacina

Aquatic Plants

Usually ships in 1-2 business days from our fulfillment center

Similar to other Alternanthera plant species, Alternanthera Lilacina or Alternanthera Reineckii 'Lila' displays reddish-purple leaves that add an unique pop of color to any planted aquarium. Originating from South America, this aquatic plant requires quality light to grow and CO2 injection helps considerably. If given optimal conditions, it will easily reach the water's surface and its emersed form will allow flowers to bloom. We recommend keeping this aquatic plant in groups and keeping up with a regular maintenance schedule due to the fact that when presented with favorable conditons, Alternanthera species tend to grow dramatically quick and can completely take over a planted aquarium with ease.

Common Name Alternanthera Reineckii Lilacina
Care Easy to Moderate
Lighting Medium to High
CO2 Required
Suggested Placement Midground
Propagation Trim and plant stems
Growth Rate Moderate to Fast
Height 4-12"

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.
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