Alternanthera Reineckii, also known as "AR" or "Scarlet Temple", is a popular choice for beginners due to its ease of growth. Most red stem plants can prove difficult to get that vibrant red color without providing high CO2 and micronutrients. This plant can stay vibrant red with relative ease but if nutrients and lighting are severely lacking, the leaves can dull out to an orange hue.  

Scarlet Temple (Alternanthera Reineckii)

    • Care: easy-medium
    • Co2: not required but highly recommended
    • Growth rate: moderate
    • Placement: background
    • Lighting requirements: medium-high
    • Color: red, pink
    • Propagation: stem cuttings
    • Max size: 12 inches+
    • Preferred Fertilizer: Root Tabs or Liquid



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