Ultra-Violet -  Alternanthera sessilis

Discover the captivating beauty of Alternanthera sessilis, a remarkable aquatic plant that will transform your aquarium into a living masterpiece. With its stunning colors and simple care requirements, this plant is a must-have for both novice and experienced aquarists.

Vibrant Colors:

Alternanthera sessilis brings a burst of color to your aquatic haven. Its leaves display a striking mix of radiant greens and deep crimson, creating a mesmerizing palette that will captivate onlookers. Whether you want a focal point or a harmonious background, this plant's versatility shines through.

Effortless Care:

Caring for Alternanthera sessilis is a breeze, making it an ideal choice for all aquarists. To ensure its health and vibrant colors, here's what you need to do:

  • Placement: Position this plant in the midground or background of your aquarium. Its height and bushy growth make it a perfect addition to these areas, providing both aesthetic appeal and shelter for your aquatic inhabitants.

  • Lighting: Maintain moderate to high lighting for vibrant colors and healthy growth. LED or fluorescent lighting systems with a color temperature between 6,500K and 7,000K are recommended. Ensure a consistent lighting duration of 10-12 hours daily to mimic its natural habitat conditions.

  • Nutrition: While Alternanthera sessilis draws nutrients from the water column, supplement its diet with a high-quality liquid or substrate fertilizer rich in essential micronutrients and iron. A balanced nutrient regimen ensures the plant's full potential in color and vitality.

  • Optional CO2 Enrichment: For the most stunning results, consider adding a CO2 injection system. This optional step significantly enhances color vibrancy and overall plant health.

Maintaining Color and Health:

To preserve Alternanthera sessilis' striking colors and vitality, remember to:

  • Regularly trim and prune to encourage bushier growth and prevent overcrowding.
  • Monitor water parameters (temperature, pH, and hardness) to maintain optimal conditions.
  • Perform routine water changes to uphold water quality.

Alternanthera sessilis is the aquatic masterpiece that will elevate your aquarium's visual appeal while providing a lush haven for your aquatic companions. Immerse yourself in its kaleidoscope of colors and relish the joy of nurturing this stunning aquatic gem. Elevate your aquarium to a new level of beauty with Alternanthera sessilis today.

  • 1 x Ultra-Violet -  Alternanthera sessilis Live Aquarium Plant
  • Vibrant Foliage: Showcasing striking colors, including green, red, and crimson, it adds visual appeal to your tank.

  • Compact Growth: Ideal for midground or background placement, it offers hiding spots for aquatic life.

  • Easy Care: Suited for all skill levels, thriving in moderate to high lighting setups.

  • Manageable Size: Adaptable to various tank sizes and layouts.

  • Water Quality: Oxygenates water and absorbs excess nutrients.

  • Versatile Use: Works as a backdrop or accent plant, enhancing your aquascape.

  • Trimming Benefits: Pruning promotes bushier growth and shape control.

  • CO2 Enhancement (optional): Enhances growth, color, and overall health.

  • Adaptability: Thrives in slightly soft to moderately hard water with a neutral to slightly acidic pH.

  • Size: In an aquarium, Alternanthera sessilis typically reaches a height of 15 to 30 centimeters. Lighting: This plant thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. It benefits from an aquarium light with a color temperature between 6,500K and 7,000K. Providing adequate light is crucial for maintaining its vibrant coloration and healthy growth.
  • Water Parameters:
  • Temperature: The optimal temperature range for Alternanthera sessilis is typically between 22°C to 28°C.
  • pH Level: It adapts well to a neutral to slightly acidic pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: This plant can tolerate a wide range of water hardness, but it tends to do best in slightly soft to moderately hard water.
  • Nutrition: Alternanthera sessilis requires a balanced diet of macro and micronutrients. While it derives some nutrients from the water column, supplementing with a high-quality liquid or substrate fertilizer containing iron and essential micronutrients is recommended.

  • CO2 (Carbon Dioxide): While not mandatory, providing a CO2 injection system can significantly enhance the growth and color vibrancy of Alternanthera sessilis, especially in high-light setups.

  • Growth Rate: This plant has a moderate growth rate, which means it may require occasional pruning to prevent overcrowding in the aquarium.

  • Placement: Alternanthera sessilis is often placed in the midground or background of aquariums due to its bushy growth habit. Its density can provide hiding places for fish and other aquatic inhabitants.

  • Propagation: You can propagate this plant by taking stem cuttings and replanting them. It roots easily and can quickly form dense clusters in the aquarium.

SKU LP-110442
Brand Pisces
Shipping Weight 0.0100kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Unit Of Measure ea
Assembled Length 0.100m
Assembled Height 0.100m
Assembled Width 0.100m


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