Scarlet Temple, Alternanthera reineckii, is undoubtedly a beautiful and eye-catching aquatic plant. Renowned for its vibrant red and pink hues, this plant adds an aesthetically pleasing element to any Aquascape while also offering significant benefits for the aquatic ecosystem. Here is all you need to know about this mesmerizing aquatic plant.
The Scarlet Temple is native to South America. It's capable of thriving in both wet and submerged conditions. This versatility makes it a popular choice among aquarists. The plant is known for its lush, bushy growth and its ability to create an ample amount of hiding spaces for fish and other aquatic creatures- making your aquarium a well-functioning ecosystem.
Additionally, the Scarlet Temple helps maintain water quality by absorbing toxic nitrates and providing oxygen for other species within the aquatic environment. Moreover, the plant is fairly easy to care for, requiring moderate light conditions and occasional fertilization to thrive. With its stunning appearance and endless benefits, the Scarlet Temple is an excellent addition to any aquascape.
pH - 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature - 71°F - 82°F
Water Hardness - 2 - 12 gH°
Lighting - Moderate to High Full Spectrum lighting
Fertilizers - Recommended for proper growth (I use Aquario's Neo Solution)
Substrate - High quality substrate needed (I use UNS Controsoil)
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