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Alternanthera Cardinalis is popular for its contrasting colour in the aquarium and broad leaves. Cardinalis is vigorous and robust, tolerates strong water movement well, and requires bright lighting.

To get this best colours out of this plant, high light is required which can often make this tricky to grow. With good co2 infusion and regular nutrient dosing this plant will grow very well and reach the surface happily.

It can be pruned regularly to encourage a bushy look. Cuttings can be re-planted and will develop new roots within days.

Difficulty : Medium


Place of originSouth America
Temperature range22 – 28 degrees Celsius
Maximum height25 – 50cm
Growth rateMedium – Fast
Light rateHigh
Position rangeBackground

Remove the pot and the mineral wool carefully from the roots. Plant the stems at intervals and spread the loose roots into the bottom layer. When trimming, cut at any desired position and replant the cutting. The new plants will develop roots within a week. 


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1 Customer Reviews

Alternanthera Cardinalis

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Product Code 8715897015489

Difficulty : Medium

  • Vibrant plants

    First purchase this week and I was so pleased. The plants were so healthy and vibrant. It's got me thinking about replanting my other tank with more plants! Will definately be buying from them again

    Hal Bent / 21st June 2022

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    Wow! Was recommended to visit and have to say that anyone looking for plants and equipment this is definitely the place to go.
    Amazing range. Not the normal few plants chucked into a tank. Absolutely incredible. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

    Jonathon Lilley / 10th September 2022

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    welshweeks / 23rd April 2023

  • Quick service, fantastic plants

    I have ordered from Aquarium Gardens for the first time after seeing them on social media. Well what can I say except WOW, the plants were a really good price, they arrived on time actually quicker than I expected! They arrived in absolutely fantastic condition as if I had picked them out myself, well packaged. The plants themselves were bigger than what I expected to get so definitely value for money and the root systems were well established, can't wait to see them get bigger in my aquariums. Will definitely buy from this company again.

    Sue Hall / 3rd Feb 2023

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