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    Rotala sp. 'Vietnam'

    Rotala sp. 'Vietnam'

    • Very fine-leaved stem plant
    • Longer leaves than Rotala wallichii
    • Light golden brown to pink coloration
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    This Rotala from tropical Asia is a fine-leaved, beautifully coloured stem plant. It resembles Rotala wallichii but differs i.a. by longer leaves and a brown-red stem. It prefers about the same culture conditions as that species; rather strong lighting, soft water, CO2 supply and regular fertilization with macro- and micronutrients are recommended for healthy growth.

    Bushes of Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' make a pretty eyecatcher in the midground and background of an aquascape.

    The Japanese company Rayon Vert was the first to introduce Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' to the hobby. This Rotala hasn't been identified yet, but it is known that it populates shallow waters and wet ground in its native habitat. The submersed form is said to look very much like Rotala hippuris, however, it still has to be cleared up whether it indeed belongs to that species.

    The requirements Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' are quite similar to those of Rotala wallichii. Moderate light leads to an overall green plant with red stems, whereas intensive light leads to a pretty golden colour. It also needs CO2 injection in order to grow well. The phosphate content of the water should be around 1 to 2 mg/l in order to obtain thicker stems, smaller internodes and a reddish tint. Iron and micronutrients should also be present in ample amounts. (read more)

    FamilyLythraceae
    GenusRotala
    Difficultymedium
    UsageBackground, Midground
    Growthfast
    pH value4 - 7
    Temperature tolerance15 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness0 - 12°dKH
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationCuttings
    Can grow emersed?yes
    SourceFlowgrow
    Family
    Lythraceae
    Genus
    Rotala
    Difficulty
    medium
    Usage
    Background, Midground
    Growth
    fast
    pH value
    4 - 7
    Temperature tolerance
    15 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness
    0 - 12°dKH
    General hardness
    0 - 30°dGH
    Propagation
    Cuttings
    Can grow emersed?
    yes
    Source
    Flowgrow

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    roberto i.
    bella pianta
    13th July 2015
    Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' - in Vitro XL
    Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' - in Vitro XL

    dopo cinque giorni di viaggio purtroppo non si presenta molto bene

    probabilmente il gel era poco e il caldo ha fatto la sua parte

    cup abbondante in quantità

    Reinhard W.
    nicht viele Pflänchen waren verwertbar
    2nd August 2015
    Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' - in Vitro XL
    Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' - in Vitro XL

    1 XL Becher bestellt. Weit über die Hälfte der Pflänzchen war unbrauchbar - braune, faule Blätter und Wurzeln. (mehr lesen)

    Timo S.
    Eine tolle und interessante Pflanze
    21st June 2015
    Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' - in Vitro XL
    Rotala sp. 'Vietnam' - in Vitro XL

    Die Pflanze lebt sich schnell im Aquarium ein und bietet eine sehr natürliche und interessante Farbgebung. Sieht ein wenig wie frische Triebe einer Tanne aus, nur weniger dicht. (mehr lesen)