• Rotala Vietnam H’ra


    A beautiful Rotala rotundifolia relative that easily turns a rich crimson red in good lighting. Great for adding dramatic coloration in the background.


    Note: Feb 08, 2021 - young plants are available - ready to be planted in your aquarium - about a week short of prime presentation



    Difficulty: Moderate

    Type: Stem

    Size: 3 - 20cm+

    Native Range: Asia (Vietnam)

    Position and Usage: Midground and background are most common, but tends to creep along substrate also

    Growth Rate: Moderate to fast

    Lighting: 3/5 - 5/5

    Water Conditions: pH of 6.5 to 7.5

    CO2: Beneficial

    Propagation: Cuttings from side shoots or axial roots can be re-planted in the substrate - frequent trimming promotes shorter, bushier growth.

    Special requirements: Moderate CO2 demands (20 - 30ppm). Iron supplementation improves red coloration.

    Emersed growth: Suitable and easily aclimates to emersed growth. 

    Rotala Vietnam H’ra

    SKU: 00138
    • Native to Vietnam, Rotala h’ra is a relatively new addition to hobbyist tanks and is likely a variation of Rotala rotundifolia. Characterized by warm orange and red colouration, this plant has copious thin, pointed leaves along upward reaching stems. With sufficient illumination, fertilization, and carbon dioxide supplementation, it may also creep along your tank’s substrate. Side shoots and axial roots can be cut and re-planted in the substrate to encourage this dense, lateral growth, although the plant will branch out naturally with time. Rotala h’ra is versatile and can be adapted to an aquascape of any size or design, making it both a vivid and practical choice.