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Cardinal Plant (Lobelia Cardinalis) - Potted

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Cardinal Plant (Scarlet Lobelia) | Potted

Cardinal Plant, also referred to as Scarlet Lobelia or Cardinal Flower, originates from North America. This plant produces thick leaves that are often a deep scarlet-red on the underside. Color variations range from a light green on both leaf sides to a dark purple underside and dark green upper leaf.

Care & Maintenance

Cardinal Flower is undemanding and hardy and will do well in varied aquarium conditions. It can be grown in a wide range of aquarium conditions without much difficulty.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 70-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground

Cardinal Flower a slow grower and good placement is in the foreground or midground of the aquarium.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens 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 any time!

Reviews (16)

  • 5
    Posted by Nicole on 30 Jul 2023

    It arrived perfectly healthy with tons of roots and was like 8" tall. Highly recommend

  • 5
    cardinal plant (Lobelia Cardinalis Potted
    Posted by Lynne Kaiser on 21 Jul 2023

    Received this plant and it is absolutely beautiful. I wasn't able to plant it right off, but it remained vibrant and health, placed it in the tank today and it is doing great.

  • 5
    Potted Cardinal Plant
    Posted by Katie McNabb on 5 May 2023

    I can’t stress enough how pleased I am with my plants! Every one of them arrived quickly and in tip top shape. The cardinal plants especially looked amazing! They were so perfect, they looked fake. They arrived with at least 7 or 8 inches worth of growth and they’ve been planted for a week and they’ve already significantly grown- that’s with no Co2! Modern Aquarium is officially my go-to online source for plants!

  • 5
    Cardinal plant
    Posted by Jonny Kent on 4 Apr 2023

    Plant came very purple and healthy. Was blown away by the amount of roots and it’s already growing

  • 5
    Beautiful colored leafs
    Posted by Alex on 20 Oct 2021

    Awesome plants! Very nice color and they had a lot of roots for easy planting!

  • 5
    Posted by Bradford on 13 Aug 2021

    I received several plants that I ordered, quickly, all in excellent condition. The Cardinal is doing very well under my Fluval nano light. it has doubled in size in 2 weeks. I will order again!

  • 5
    Great plants!
    Posted by Shelia Eaton on 7 Jul 2021

    Love the colors!

  • 5
    Great plant! Super healthy!
    Posted by Louise on 15 Jun 2021

    Packaged well, hearty plant, and already growing. Put it in the tank a few days ago, and added a little seachem flourish. This sucker is already sprouting new growth

  • 5
    Vibrant !!
    Posted by Unknown on 6 Jan 2021

    Vibrant colorful potted plants. Well rooted, abundant leaves, sturdy specimens. Look great in my 15 gal flex foreground. Nice to have some color in the tank!

  • 5
    Great Quality Plants
    Posted by Rob Verrilli on 29 Jun 2020

    All pots were healthy and rooted and were packaged with care. They look great in my tank and are growing fast. Note: they grow green when submerged.

  • 5
    Cardinal plant
    Posted by Jeremy on 21 Jun 2020

    Ordered 6 all arrived in perfect shape should have ordered a long time ago love them

  • 5
    Really nice
    Posted by Rebecca Swartz on 21 May 2020

    My first time ordering the Cardinal plant, and now I wish I'd done so sooner. It's a really nice little plant. Super healthy, great colour, excellent condition. I'm very pleased with this plant!