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Scarlet Temple (Alternanthera Reineckii)

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Scarlet Temple Reineckii

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.

Care & Maintenance

Scarlet Temple Reineckii is easy to care for if provided with proper conditions, which include good lighting, good substrate, and fertilization. Iron supplementation will help the plant maintain or produce a more intense red coloration.

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

In aquariums, consider planting A. Reineckii in small, well-spaced groups as their red coloration provides a good contrasting and focal point, especially against other green-colored plants.

Scarlet Temple Reineckii is also available potted.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (16)

  • 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!!