Pisces Rotala Rotundifolia Colorata Tissue Culture
The Latin name means “the plant with the round leaves”, but this only applies to the marsh variety, which has circular leaves. Rotala rotundifolia from South-East Asia has 15-30 long stems (2-3 cm wide) and long, narrow leaves. Unlike other Rotala species it is relatively undemanding, although it needs good light to produce red leaves.
It forms side shoots willingly, becoming compact and bushy. This also means that it is hard for light to reach the lower leaves, so the plant should be pruned frequently. Also known as Rotala indica.
In comparison with “standard” R. rotundifolia, this Rotala assumes an especially intensive light red to orange red colour, especially if it is under good light. The leaves are narrow lineal. The stems have an overhanging to horizontal growth habit and form dense bushes as they ramify readily
Pisces Tissue Culture live aquarium plants are grown in a purpose built sterile laboratory, free from pests, disease and algae. Tissue culture plants do not require watering and are grown in a nutrient rich agar jelly inside 5cm food grade plastic pots.
Images are a guide only, and typically show a more mature plant.