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Scarlet Temple (Alternanthera Reineckii) - Set of 2 Bunches

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Minimum Lighting Required: High
Temperature Range: 68-82°F
Tank Placement: Midground-Background

Alternanthera Reineckii, also known as Scarlet Reineckii, is a red-stemmed plant that produces different leaf forms and multiple shades of color, ranging from olive-green to brownish on the surface of the leaf to red or pinkish on the underside. Iron supplementation will help the plant to maintain or produce more intense red coloration. The plant is easy to care for is provided with proper conditions, which include good lighting, good substrate and fertilization. In aquariums, consider planting A. Reineckii in small, well-spaced groups as their red coloration provides good contrasting and focal point, especially against other green colored plants.  

Reviews (11)

  • 4
    scarlet temple

    Posted by Mkie on 13 Oct 2021

    arrived in good condition

  • 5

    Posted by Jessica on 14 Sep 2021

    Plants arrived healthy.

  • 5
    Lush and red

    Posted by Leah Moser on 6 May 2021

    I had purchased some of this from a local aquatic store, and it was okay. Then I ordered two bunches from Modern Aquarium and WOW! The leaves were huge, lush, and the most gorgeous red. It's made my tank really come alive. It is a stunning background plant and my ember tetras love hiding out among it's big leaves.

  • 4
    Scarlet Temple

    Posted by Frank LALLAS on 20 Apr 2021

    Great plant looks good arrived in good condition When it comes to aquarium plants Modern Aquarium is my go to store

  • 5
    Red temple plants

    Posted by Michael Thornton on 23 Mar 2021

    I love these they’re great and all of my friends and family think they look great in all four of my aquariums.

  • 5
    Beautiful plants

    Posted by Kevin vandenplas on 16 Dec 2020

    The journey over here knocked some leaves off but nothing that wont grow back. It adds a beautiful pop to the background of my tank too

  • 4
    I ordered it online

    Posted by Mason Hardwick on 16 Jul 2020

    They came really quickly and they were nice and red as advertised the bunches were full and they looked great.

  • 4

    Posted by Allison on 7 May 2020

    Healthy looking plants, not too red yet. We'll see how they grow out!

  • 5
    Scarlet temple

    Posted by Ramon Perez on 30 Apr 2020

    I received my plant order yesterday and I am very pleased with them. The scarlet temple range from 6-10 inches tall. They are pinkish and I’m sure with a lil time, root tabs, fertilizers, and iron they will become brighter. I’m pleased overall with my plant

  • 5

    Posted by Jay Milliken on 29 Apr 2020

    This is a very pretty addition to a planted aquarium. I planted mine a week ago and it’s brightening considerably. With more light it will develop it’s color, so I recommend to plant it well and be patient as it develops.(: Really pretty plant if you’re looking to add color to your aquarium.

  • 5
    Scarlet temple

    Posted by Rhonda on 24 Mar 2020

    I wasn't too sure about having plants shipped, but these scarlet temple are beautiful!!!! After two weeks I've already got tons of off shoot roots!!