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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 (128)

  • 5
    Great purchase!
    Posted by Toshia Morrison on 25 Oct 2023

    Received these cuties quick and in healthy condition! Will definitely order again!!

  • 3
    Red root floater
    Posted by Donald Shinn on 13 Sep 2023

    Mine were just okay. They were in the worst condition in the shipment of nine plants. Not bad, but somewhat dried out and unhappy. They're doing well now though.

  • 3
    Came with many, but losing quite a few!
    Posted by Lauren on 18 May 2023

    My 4 oz cup came packed full of red root floater plants! However, as a month has passed, I have lost quite a bit of my floaters. They're very pretty, but the roots can get tangled easily in taller plants as my filter pushes them around in the water quite a bit.

  • 5
    Just received
    Posted by Daniel Alcantara on 9 Feb 2023

    Just received my order and wow. So far so good. In such great shape and well packaged. Followed directions and they look so awesome floating in my tank. Fingers crossed they thrive

  • 5
    Very nice addition to my tank.
    Posted by Christopher Murphy on 13 Dec 2022

    Thank You!

  • 5
    Red root floater
    Posted by Craig Allison on 6 Dec 2022

    Arrived fast. Packaged very well. Received plenty of little plants and a massive root with several leaves.they have been in my aquarium for only three days so fingers crossed they start to spread. It appears they've started to produce new leaves already.Very happy with the purchase thus far . Beautiful little plants.

  • 5
    Red root floaters
    Posted by Donna Piunt on 26 Nov 2022

    I’m new to aquascaping so after much research of fast growing floating plants I discovered I couldn’t find any locally. I discovered many aquarium online plant stores but chose Modern Aquarium because their reviews were so incredible. I ordered red root floaters and received incredibly healthy amount of them. I loved them so much I ordered more. I am excitedly waiting to receive a big order of live plants in the next day or so. I can’t say enough about their amazing live plants and their wonderful service. Thank you Modern Aquarium!

  • 5
    The plants were very healthy!! There were a couple of dead leaves in the cup but very few. And they were packed in there pretty well so you get plenty in one cup. My shrimp and betta fish like hanging out in the roots.
    Posted by Lani Bleil on 22 Nov 2022

    The plants were very healthy!! There were a couple of dead leaves in the cup but very few. And they were packed in there pretty well so you get plenty in one cup. My shrimp and betta fish like hanging out in the roots.

  • 5
    Red floater plants
    Posted by Joe on 27 Sep 2022

    Healthy plant and plenty of them!!

  • 5
    Floaters and more
    Posted by J on 18 Sep 2022

    Red root floaters came in good shape and are growing well. However, did get a ramshorn and pond snail in my order but they could have been from the duckweed I ordered from here as well. Also noticed today I got some hydra in my new tank with the floaters being the only thing I’ve introduced. So if you don’t mind those this could product should suffice, if you do then you should look elsewhere.

  • 5
    Growing nicely
    Posted by Anne Simmons on 8 Sep 2022

    At first I wasn’t impressed. The plants arrived looking a bit dry and yellow. But after a week or two, they are perking up and developing nice thick roots.

  • 5
    Red root floater
    Posted by Parkinson Deborah on 1 Sep 2022

    So pretty ! Love seeing these in my pond.