Red Root Floater

Original price was: ₹320.00.Current price is: ₹178.00.

Genus : Phyllanthus

“Elevate your aquatic environment with Red Root Floater aquatic plants. Their vibrant colors and floating nature will add a dynamic touch to your aquarium or pond. Create a captivating aquatic landscape at home.”

Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans) is a small floating aquatic plant that is native to South America. It is known for its vibrant red roots and delicate floating leaves, making it a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts and aquatic plant lovers.

The Red Root Floater has small oval-shaped leaves that range in color from light green to reddish-green, depending on the lighting conditions. The leaves are about 1-2 centimeters (0.4-0.8 inches) in diameter and have a smooth texture. One of the distinctive features of this plant is its reddish roots, which hang down from the underside of the floating leaves, adding a striking visual contrast.

When grown under favorable conditions, the Red Root Floater produces small white or yellow flowers that emerge from the center of the plant. However, it is more commonly cultivated for its aesthetic appeal rather than its flowers.

This plant is well-suited for aquariums or ponds with gentle water movement. It thrives in warm water temperatures ranging from 20-28ยฐC (68-82ยฐF) and prefers bright to moderate lighting conditions. It is an easy-to-care-for plant, making it suitable for both beginner and experienced aquarists.

Red Root Floater reproduces by producing daughter plants, or small plantlets, which detach from the parent plant and float on the water’s surface. These plantlets can be easily propagated to expand the plant population within the aquarium or pond.

Besides its decorative value, Red Root Floater offers several benefits to the aquatic environment. The floating leaves provide shade and cover, which can be beneficial for shy or small fish species. They also help in reducing excessive light penetration, thus preventing algae growth. Additionally, the plant absorbs excess nutrients from the water, aiding in maintaining water quality and preventing nutrient imbalances.

Overall, Red Root Floater is a visually appealing and low-maintenance floating aquatic plant that adds a splash of color and natural beauty to aquariums and ponds. Its vibrant red roots and delicate leaves create an eye-catching display, making it a popular choice among aquarists and aquatic plant enthusiasts.

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