Rotala 'Nanjenshan'
Rotala 'Nanjenshan'
Rotala 'Nanjenshan'
Rotala 'Nanjenshan'

Rotala 'Nanjenshan'

Regular price $16.00

QUICK NOTES:

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Stem

Size: 10 – 20cm in height

Position and Usage: Midground

Growth rate: Fast

Lighting: 3/5 - 5/5

Water Conditions: 22 - 26°C

CO2: Strongly recommended but not required

Propagation: Cuttings

Special Requirements: Iron supplementation strongly recommended

Description


Rotala 'Nanjenshan', otherwise named Rotala ‘Najean,’ may be a natural Rotala rotundifoliaR. wallichii hybrid. Native to Taiwan, this species makes an excellent midground to background focal point or accent. Foliage appears light green to deep red given tank conditions. CO2 supplementation, iron-rich fertilizers and trace element supplementation are strongly recommended although not required to promote lush, reddish growth. Without tank fertilization, the plant may appear stunted and blackened.

This plant has lance-shaped leaves that grow in a dense, whorled pattern and may need to be thinned out over time. Note that the stems are fragile and especially active fish may damage them beyond repair. Aerial cuttings may be taken and replanted in the substrate to propagate; roots will extend over time. Regular trimming will encourage attractive, compact growth.

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