Rotala Macrandra 'Mini' Butterfly

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Rotala Macrandra Mini Butterfly provides beautiful pops of color in any planted tank!
Remove this plant from its growing medium before planting.
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Rotala Macrandra 'Mini' is a highly sought-after species that is characterized by its unique leaf shape and deep red to magenta hues. Easily confused for Rotala Rotundifolia Red, this variation of Rotala can be distinguished by its deeper red tones and slightly different foliage. When growth requirements are met, this popular Rotala variation will happily branch, easily creating dense bushes in a planted tank. We don't recommend Rotala Macrandra Mini Butterfly for the beginner aquarist as it is known for being finicky and temperamental, making it a good indicator plant for the overall aquarium. Quality lighting, CO2 injection, and soft water are essential minimums to promote growth. On top of this, keeping all parameters consistent is a must as any dips or fluctuations will easily cause stunted growth. Beyond this, we recommend dosing micronutrients if intense deep colors are desired.

When planting Rotala Macrandra Mini Butterfly, ample space should be allotted for each individual stem to ensure all parts of the stem receive light.

Common Name Rotala Mini Butterfly
Rotala Macrandra Mini
Care  Difficult 
Lighting High 
CO2 Required
Suggested Placement Midground to Background 
Propagation Trim and plant stems
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 6 - 10+"
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