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Ammania Gracilis

Originating from Africa, Ammania Gracilis, also commonly referred to as Delicate Ammannia or Red Ammania, is a beautiful red-colored bunch plant suitable for aquariums with good lighting. It produces small, oval-shaped, and delicate-looking leaves on similarly colored stems.

How to Care for Ammania Gracilis

Under good conditions, with proper light and fertilization, Ammania Gracilis will grow fast. Its color can vary from orange to red depending on light intensity and the aquarium environment. The plant prefers nutrient-rich substrate.  While not necessary, liquid fertilizers will help Ammania in producing more intensely red-colored leaves. Trimming the plant regularly will keep it compact and looking "full."

  • Minimum Lighting: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 71-83°F
  • Tank Placement: Background

With its interesting leaf shape, Ammania will look beautiful when planted in groups and set around other plants with green leaves.  It should be planted in the mid and background areas of your aquarium. You can also plant shorter foreground plants around its base for a nice and contrasting look.  Under good conditions, Ammania Gracilis can potentially reach the top of the aquarium.  This is a medium to fast-growing plant, depending on the light and nutrient conditions.  Propagation of Ammania is done by cuttings and side shoots.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, our goal is to always bring you healthy and beautiful plants in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us anytime!

Reviews (8)

  • 5
    ammania gracilis
    Posted by Steve Brorsen on 3 Nov 2021

    arrived clean and healthy. it is doing great.

  • 4
    Beautiful Plants
    Posted by Shirley Kunz on 28 Oct 2021

    These came in a really nice size and the color is very nice in the tank. They have already begun to fill out.

  • 5
    Nice size healthy plants. Color looks good in the aquarium.
    Posted by Chris Miller on 30 Jun 2021

    Happy with all the plants I've received from Modern Aquarium.

  • 5
    Nice addition
    Posted by Brayan on 17 Jun 2021

    They came in very good condition

  • 5
    Arrived quickly
    Posted by Christine M Bacon on 26 Apr 2021

    Beautiful and healthy

  • 4
    Ammania Gracilis
    Posted by Frank LALLAS on 20 Apr 2021

    Arrived in great condition with some roots

  • 5
    great plant
    Posted by Patti on 24 Apr 2020

    These plants came in great condition and are adapting to my plant well. Multiple healthy stems. Great color to the plant.

  • 5
    Colorful Ammannia
    Posted by Melinda on 24 Jan 2020

    Plant arrived healthy and it's thriving in my 15gal and 20gal aquariums. They're starting to change color.