Rotala Wallichii, sometimes referred to as Whorly Rotala, originates from Southeast Asia. It exhibits reddish to brown to pink color delicate or needle-like looking leaves. This plant looks best when planted in groups. It can be used both as a midground or background plant.
Caring For Rotala Wallichii
R. Wallichii grows fast but may need regular trimmings to keep it nice and tidy. The plants need moderate to high lighting and will appreciate regular fertilization. When kept under good conditions and planted in groups, this plant will provide spectacular and contrasting pinkish/reddish background to your aquarium.
- Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
- Temperature Range: 64-82°F
- Tank Placement: Midground or Background
Rotala Wallichii does not require CO2 supplementation or specially formulated substrate. However, as is true with most plants, the addition of CO2 and planting it in a nutrient-rich substrate such as Rio Escuro will boost its growth considerably.
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After a month, my rotala wallichii is thriving in the midground of my tank. Out of all of the plants that I received, this is one of the plants that is thriving the most. I was worried at the beginning because none of the plants had any roots and were just individual stems of the plant, but the plant has multiplied quite rapidly! My rotala did not come with any red on the plant, but as a month has passed, the ends of each stem are a redish-purple color and quite pretty! Very very easy to take care of and definitely recommend for other beginners.
Hope it turns around
This one came a little bit scraggly but I’m hoping with time it’ll turn around, doesn’t look the worst but we’ll see
Great addition. Arrived quickly and alive. Totally recommend.
I'm glad u sent this review cause I forgot the nama of the plant.and I'm getting slot more of it.my tanks are all hightec.and with the bright lights the tops of the rotala are bright red .I need a lot more of these.ill order them this weekend
Plants arrived green and supple. Within 2-3 days had growth and vibrant red colored tips. GORGEOUS. I love this plant.
I ordered only the ROTALA WALLICHII from Modern Aquarium first, to try them out and see how their product and service were. They met my expectations, and more , with this plant. I received my order very fast and it is beautiful!! We just set up a new aquarium, upgrading to a 55 gallon, and we’re excited to order more plants to make our tank more beautiful and full!
Awesome quality and packaging
I love how they package the plants, arrived healthy and neatly, great growth right away!
Beautiful plant for front of your tank color!
Rotala Wallichii to Hawaii
Shipping was quick and came in nice!
This is the second time around ordering these. The first time, they came in infant, really blossoming and impressed. The second shipment came in full-grown and vibrant. Bravo!
Sparse and spindly
My plants don’t even look like the picture at all, maybe that’ll change.
They look great and had almost no melt. Would purchase again.