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Rotala Wallichii

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Rotala Wallichii

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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Reviews (25)

  • 5
    Rotala Wallichii
    Posted by Robert Lambrecht on 20 Apr 2024

    Came in very nice. Need to order some more!

  • 5
    I was surprised!!!
    Posted by Trevor Samaroo on 11 Jun 2023

    I bought two of these and both came in excellent conditions. I didn't have much expectations for this plant since it seemed tiny and fragile, however, was I ever wrong. Within 4 days, they started sprouting roots and the stems were visibly longer and reaching towards the aquarium light. Can't wait to see this develop and flourish.

  • 5
    Posted by Lauren on 18 May 2023

    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.

  • 4
    Hope it turns around
    Posted by Jaimie Kennedy on 15 Nov 2022

    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

  • 5
    Posted by Melissa Mooney on 29 Sep 2022

    Great addition. Arrived quickly and alive. Totally recommend.

  • 5
    Rotala wallichii
    Posted by Joe on 28 Sep 2022

    I'm glad u sent this review cause I forgot the nama of the plant.and I'm getting slot more of 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

  • 5
    Posted by Katrina on 30 Aug 2022

    Plants arrived green and supple. Within 2-3 days had growth and vibrant red colored tips. GORGEOUS. I love this plant.

  • 5
    Posted by Denise Piwowarski on 4 Aug 2022

    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!

  • 5
    Awesome quality and packaging
    Posted by Mike on 30 Jun 2022

    I love how they package the plants, arrived healthy and neatly, great growth right away!

  • 5
    Posted by Angela Martin on 17 May 2022

    Beautiful plant for front of your tank color!

  • 5
    Rotala Wallichii to Hawaii
    Posted by Vincent Au on 3 May 2022

    Shipping was quick and came in nice!

  • 5
    Posted by LG on 14 Mar 2022

    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!