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Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus Fluitans) - 4 oz Cup

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Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus Fluitans) | 4 Oz Cup

Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus Fluitans) is a green- and red-tinged plant that originates in South America. It’s an easy-to-keep floating plant whose leaves slightly resemble small Brussels sprouts. Red root floater for sale here is very beneficial and useful in aquariums because the plant removes excess nutrients, biological waste, and contaminants. It is also one of our fastest-growing plants! Like other floating plants, Red Root Floater will provide shade and make some of your skittish fish feel more secure and confident.

Caring for Our Red Root Floater for Sale

Under good conditions, this floating plant exhibits unique coloration with beautiful red roots and an underbelly to contrast the light green of its leaves. It does not require strong lighting but, if provided, the plant will show more intense red coloration.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 59-86°F
  • Tank Placement: Floating

The red root floater for sale in our store is one of the easiest plants to start with. Quite literally, toss it into your tank and you are done! Once the plant has adjusted to the new environment, it will quickly start to propagate.

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Reviews (69)

  • 4
    Red Root Floater

    Posted by Kyla Amos on 9 Oct 2021

    I will come back with another review in a month or so. Received these this week - full to the brim cup. I am hopeful that they develop the pretty red roots shown, right now they aren't too pretty to look at through the glass - basic brownish roots. Plants seem healthy though. No instructions included, so I rinsed them, soaked in a bucket with the Hornwort I also received, with a little bit of Prime in the water. Then, threw them in the tanks.

  • 5
    Healthy and beautiful

    Posted by Michael Starace on 6 Oct 2021

    Received my shipment promptly. Very well packaged and plant were very nice.

  • 5
    Red root floaters

    Posted by Kymmy on 28 Sep 2021

    Beautiful, healthy, even blooming!

  • 5
    Red root floaters

    Posted by Lori Glassie on 28 Sep 2021

    The red root floaters were in great shape when they arrived. They were snail-free and look awesome in my tanks!

  • 5
    Love It!

    Posted by Tia Ackerman on 15 Sep 2021

    I love this plant. I just ordered more today. I love the red roots. The fish like to swim in the roots. Can't wait to get my second order of plants.

  • 5
    Love the roots!

    Posted by Micah A Alden on 13 Sep 2021

    I got these mostly for helping soak up excess nutrients in my low tech tank. But I am really in love with the look too! They are growing in nicely as well!

  • 5
    Unexpected joy

    Posted by Jeremy Rivera on 10 Sep 2021

    I ordered three 4oz containers thinking the portions would be smaller. They were packed to the brim! I ended up giving some of the third cup to my cousin. The floaters came super healthy and colorful. They came clean as well. No hitchhikers. There are even tiny little flowers and buds in the floaters. 9 out of 10, would recommend to others. Thank you guys for exacerbating my FTS :-)

  • 5
    Red root Floater

    Posted by Brian on 8 Sep 2021

    Grrrrreat condition and a lot packed in that cup !!! All in very nice condition , and good root development !!! Very happy with this order !! Would definitely order again from these folks

  • 5
    Like a cloud at the top of the tank

    Posted by Glenn on 25 Aug 2021

    I'll be interested to see how fast these grow. They're very attractive.

  • 3
    Red root floater

    Posted by Heather on 18 Aug 2021

    Nice amount of plants for the price. They looked nice upon arrival. I think my 86• tank is too hot for them tho Koz I’m finding some brown leaves.

  • 5
    beautiful floating plant

    Posted by Pannee on 18 Aug 2021

    Plant arrived alive and healthy. Very beautiful floating plant. Easy to roots.

  • 5
    beautiful plant

    Posted by Pannee Emerson on 11 Aug 2021

    they arrived alive and healthy. Looking beautiful in my tanks.thanks.