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Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus Fluitans)

$6.95 - $77.95
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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 (24)

  • 5
    Red root floater

    Posted by Tressie on 14 Oct 2020

    Plants arrived in excellent condition and many well rooted. Great addition to my aquarium.

  • 5
    Red Floater

    Posted by Chloe Jolie on 12 Oct 2020

    Healthy plants

  • 5
    Red Root Floater plant.

    Posted by Heather on 11 Sep 2020

    Arrived in great shape with a generous amount! Will definitely order again !

  • 5
    Red root floater

    Posted by Jesse Barr on 10 Aug 2020

    Looks great! My guppy fry are loving hiding in it, and it adds something to the top layer of the tank!

  • 5
    Amazing little Red Root Floaters!

    Posted by Sarah on 29 Jul 2020

    These floaters along with some duckweed and pennywort make for the perfect little atmosphere for my Betta, Alfred. He is so content swimming and hanging out in the roots, making bubble nests in the openings. It makes for an amazing and majestic waterscape! Everything was shipped wonderfully as well, packaged very neatly! Thanks!!

  • 5
    Red Root Floaters

    Posted by Matt Faulkner on 28 Jul 2020

    Arrived packed well within 30 mins of adding to tank the plants settled. After just a week I’ve had tons of growth and lots of new sprouts!

  • 3
    Red root floater

    Posted by Mac on 16 Jul 2020

    This is a beautiful plant that I was really looking forward to having in my tank, yet when I received my floaters a lot of them were wilted and brown, still a good portion of the 4oz cup was usable the remaining floaters still add a nice look to my tank and my turtles love them. It’s a beautiful plant I just want to let anyone who’s interested in this one to be mindful of that. Thank you though “modern aquarium”

  • 4
    Great for betta

    Posted by Katie M on 7 Jul 2020

    I should have bought more. This is my bettas new favorite plant to sleep in.

  • 5
    Great products!

    Posted by Sarah on 16 Jun 2020

    The red root floaters I ordered arrived quickly and packaged well. They are exactly as pictured, and I will order again from Modern Aquarium.

  • 5
    Red Root Floater

    Posted by Tiffany Morrow on 27 May 2020

    beautiful, several plants sent and all thriving in the tank

  • 5
    Best red root floaters anywhere!!

    Posted by Chase on 19 May 2020

    I have purchased red root floaters from 3 other online retailers and all were garbage. Been trying for months to find some quality red root floater. Best price, large quantity, fast shipping and arrived in excellent condition. Will never buy floaters anywhere else but I won’t need to since these are thriving!

  • 1
    Red Root Floater

    Posted by EARNESTINE PHILLIPS on 18 May 2020

    Something went wrong with packaging this item. The cup lid was open, so whatever moisture was inside dried up and the plants arrived brown and shriveled. I'll have to re-order. Hopefully more secure packing next time. ---Modern Aquarium reply--- Our apologies for the mishap, please make sure to email us so we can send you replacement free of charge. Thank you for the reviews!