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Rotala Macrandra

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Rotala Macrandra

Rotala Macrandra, commonly known as Giant Rotala or Red Rotala, is a popular plant in the aquarium hobby. It is native to Southeast Asia, including countries like India, Thailand, and Malaysia. It is a visually striking plant and is highly sought after by aquarium hobbyists. It produces delicate-looking oval leaves. The coloration of the leaves depends on several factors. They will turn vibrant red or pinkish under strong light and will be olive-green under moderate light.

Care Guide For Rotala Macrandra

Rotala Macrandra will grow well under varied aquarium conditions. Its growth of rate will be slower under moderate light and faster when exposed to more intense light. If red coloration is desired, Rotala Macrandra should be grown under strong light and provided with supplemental liquid plant fertilizers. The plant will also benefit from iron fertilization

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

With proper care and favorable conditions, Rotala Macrandra will grow fast. The plant may require regular trimmings to keep it bushy and tidy, but the cuttings can be replanted, producing new roots and growing into new plants. Rotala can be used as an accent plant as its contrasting red coloration and attractive appearance will easily draw attention and captivate the audience. It is best suited for midground or background areas of the aquarium.   

Modern Aquarium offers other Rotala variants, including Rotala Vietnam, Rotala Indica, and Rotala Wallichii.

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Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate-High
Temperature Range:65-85°F
Tank Placement: Background

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Posted by EricA on 3 Jul 2020

    The products they sent were top quality. Very healthy, very mature plant. Leaves were all green, the roots were flawless. cant get anything better. This is the 2nd time Ive order a pile of plants from them and in both cases, fantastic service and FANTASTIC quality. I've been aquascaping for years and I've not seen any other provider have such mature and healthy plants as I've seen with MA. Thank you folks, you make my tank look professional. Now the hard part.....keeping them looking nice.

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

    I received very generous portions of Rotala Macrandra, and having never ordered this plant before, didn't know what to expect. I got several really nice stems, healthy, long, and colourful. I am so pleased with these!

  • 5
    Looks great
    Posted by Molly Holmes on 6 May 2020

    Arrived in perfect condition. Nice healthy bunches.

  • 5
    Came in good
    Posted by Suraj Maharjan on 6 May 2020

    The product came in good shape and it was fresh.

  • 5
    Healthier than the competition!
    Posted by Dennis on 26 Feb 2020

    Phenomenally healthy stems, growth is taking off already!