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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 (24)

  • 5
    Posted by Liam on 1 Feb 2022

    They look great and had almost no melt. Would purchase again.

  • 5
    great cuttings !
    Posted by jake austin on 1 Feb 2022

    healthy and beautiful budles, great price for what your getting

  • 4
    Posted by Liz on 4 Nov 2021

    Plants arrived alive and in very good condition as well as the packaging. 4 stars because was expecting them to be more mature and established. But overall alive, healthy, and very aesthetically pleasing to my nano.

  • 5
    Rotala Wallichii
    Posted by Steve Minnick on 20 Jul 2021

    Plant arrived very healthy. Left all the plants we ordered in aquarium for 36 hours before setting them in the aquarium. All the plants looked very healthy and their was no wilting or browning after a week in the aquarium. We love this plant. It is a great addition to our aquarium. It adds such beauty.

  • 5
    Rotala Wallichii
    Posted by Steve Minnick on 25 May 2021

    Plant arrived green and very healthy. It was planted after soaking in water for 24 hrs. Looks great in the tank

  • 4
    Posted by Stephanie Luke on 13 Mar 2021

    I've ordered a few plants in the past that were beautiful, but this one wasn't. I'm hoping it will come out of it.

  • 5
    So pretty!!
    Posted by Armando on 12 Jan 2021

    Very pretty plant, arrived healthy and seems to be acclimating great in my tank. 5 stars!!

  • 5
    Posted by PRISELLA OLIVEIRA on 26 Dec 2020

    I was surprised how much I like this plant. It flows in the water so beautifully. Wish I would have purchased one more bunch of these. They arrived EXACTLY like the photo. Everything Healthy. They were dipped and added to my 20 gallon.

  • 5
    Product showed up on time & it good shape!
    Posted by william swafford on 5 Nov 2020

    Plants are new to tank so I can't review growth or overall yet

  • 5
    Posted by Katie on 11 May 2020

    Been in my tank less than a week and already has visible growth. Amazing!

  • 5
    Extremely satisfied
    Posted by Dennis on 26 Feb 2020

    The tip of the stems were emergent growth but the aquatic form burst through incredibly quickly! Looks lovely and speaks volumes about the care taken for these plants.

  • 4
    Rotala Wallichii
    Posted by Robert Simpson on 26 Feb 2020

    good looking plants a little sparse