• Alternanthera reineckii ‘Ocipus’



    Difficulty: Moderate

    Type: Stem

    Size: Individual stem height of 10 – 30cm, width of 3 – 7cm

    Position and Usage: Midground to background placement

    Growth rate: Moderate

    Lighting: 3/5 - 4/5

    Water Conditions: 22 - 28°C

    CO2: Supplementation recommended but not required

    Propagation: Cuttings

    Special Requirements: Iron supplementation

    Alternanthera reineckii ‘Ocipus’

    SKU: 00160
    • A rarer cultivar variant of the Alternantha reineckii species, Alternantha reineckii ‘Ocipus’ is a sought-after ornamental specimen native to South America. Under intense lighting, the elliptical or lance-shaped leaves will adopt deep red hues, effectively warming your aquascape. Leaf undersides will likely remain a cool pink or salmon in color.

      You may trim this plant to affect bushier growth, and clippings may be planted into the substrate to induce new propagative clusters. CO2 supplementation may not be necessary for cultivation but will enhance leaf vibrancy and growth. Substrate fertilization will also stimulate growth as A. reineckii “Ocipus” may require an iron-rich substrate to thrive.