Rotala Florida Sunset

Aquatic Plants
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IMPORTANT: Our aquarium plants may vary in growth forms. Because of this, please understand how to properly transition and acclimate plant(s) into desired form(s). We do our best to thoroughly clean and inspect all plants prior to shipment but cannot guarantee lead bunch or potted plants to be free from snails and/or algae. Not your thing? Please consider purchasing tissue culture aquarium plants! 

Tissue culture plants are cultivated in sterile lab settings ensuring your plant is free from pests, snails and algae! These are young specimen that are grown in emersed forms. Gel should always be removed prior to planting.

LIVE PLANTS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRESS AND DAMAGE FROM TRANSIT - This may appear in the form of minimal melt, leaf loss, cosmetic damage, etc. Refunds or replacements will not be issued for plants with viable root systems or that die out of our care.

Rotala species are a great choice for red and pink plant lovers!
Remove this plant from its growing medium before planting.
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Rotala Florida Sunset or Rotala Ramosior Florida is a rarity in the planted aquarium hobby with higher demands and a finicky nature. It is one of the few aquarium stem plants that can produce very vivid purple leaves, making it highly attractive to all aquascapers. Its coloration will only change when ideal aquarium conditions are met. However, this color only emerges when the aquarium plant is happy and provided with optimal growing conditions. Similar to other difficult to grow Rotala species, Rotala Florida Sunset requires CO2 injection, high lighting, softer water, a nutrient-dense aquarium soil and a quality fertilizing regiment.

This variation of Rotala does not grow as quickly and exhibits an upright, straighter growth pattern that doesn't branch out as often when trimmed. Because of this, this aquarium stem plant will need to be trimmed and replanted more often to produce a bushy appearance. Rotala Florida Sunset is not a beginner aquatic plant, but for those who are successful in growing it, rewards will be great!  

Common Name
Rotala Small Leaf or Rotala Narrow Leaf
Care  Difficult 
Lighting High 
CO2 Required
Suggested Placement Background 
Propagation Trim and plant stems
Growth Rate Moderate
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex 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.

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