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Rotala Sp. Ceylon



Rotala Sp. Ceylon, also known as Ceylon pink rotala, grows naturally in water bodies of Sri Lanka. The plant first appeared on the market in 2012 and since then it has become popular among aquarists due to its attractive appearance and ease of maintenance. Rotala Sp. Ceylon can add color to any aquarium and, with proper care, significantly embellish the interior design, and is therefore quite often used to create a spectacular landscape not only in the aquariums of novice aquarists, but also in the aquascapes of professionals.

Rotala Sp. Ceylon stem plant that reaches a height of up to 30 cm and has a bright red-pink coloration, which makes it stand out from other shrubs. In the aquarium Ceylon rotala, depending on the size of the shrub, can be grown as a background or medium-sized plant.

Rotala Sp. Ceylon

This is a fast growing plant that will require regular pruning, if this is not done, it will simply outshine the other plants in the aquarium. Regular pruning will also encourage the bush to branch, making it more dense and attractive. No matter how many times you prune it, this plant will almost always grow beautifully.

Rotala Sp. Ceylon grows well in a nutrient-rich substrate. The plant also does well when attached to rocks and driftwood. The growth rate is medium.

Water parameters: temperature 20-28 ° C, hardness dH 0-21 °, acidity pH 6,0-7,5. 
Regular feeding with liquid fertilizers is desirable, as well as CO2. In general, Rotala Sp. Ceylon undemanding plant, capable of growing in a wide range of water conditions, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists.

Rotala Sp. Ceylon

Lighting of medium to strong intensity. The duration of the daylight hours 10-12 hours a day. In bright light, the tips of the shoots of the plant can acquire light reddish shades.

 

Reproduction

Rotala sp. Ceylon is relatively easy to propagate. To obtain young bushes from the mother bush cut off the side stems and plant them in the substrate, pressing a large stone on top or fixed on a rock or driftwood. When planting young shoots, it is important to ensure that each of them had at least two leaves. In acceptable conditions, in a few weeks the shoots will root and give new leaves. It is recommended to plant bushes in the middle and back of the aquarium.

Rotala Sp. Ceylon

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