ABC PLANTS - Rotala nanjenshan
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Said to be a cross betweenÃ‚Â Rotala rotundifoliaÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â R. walichii,Ã‚Â Rotala nanjenshanÃ‚Â is in fact, a separate species that was recently discovered in ponds, lakes and other slow moving waterways in the scenic wildernessÃ‚Â of Taiwan. It is similar in some ways toÃ‚Â Rotala wallichiiÃ‚Â but isÃ‚Â significantlyÃ‚Â easier to grow. UnlikeÃ‚Â R. wallichii, R. najenshanÃ‚Â remains mostly a beautiful bright green color even in very intense lighting with only some redness developing on the tips.Ã‚Â
It is an ideal plant that can be used to create dense midgrounds and backgrounds. It's leaves tend to be more delicate looking thanÃ‚Â Rotala rotundifoliaÃ‚Â but more robust and substantial thanÃ‚Â Rotala wallichiiÃ‚Â and is anÃ‚Â extremelyÃ‚Â handsome plant for any aquascape and can create incredible dense patches when grown in good condition.
UnlikeÃ‚Â Rotala wallichii,Ã‚Â R. nanjenshanÃ‚Â does not require CO2 or extremely high light and can grow well in medium to high light without CO2, but does certainly benefit enormously from the amenities of a high tech tank.
Size:Ã‚Â 10 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 20cm in height
Position and Usage:Ã‚Â Midground
Growth rate:Ã‚Â Fast
Lighting:Ã‚Â 2/5 - 5/5
Water Conditions:Ã‚Â 22 - 26Ã‚Â°C
CO2:Ã‚Â Not required. Will benefit from CO2 injection however.
Propagation:Ã‚Â CuttingsÃ‚Â replanted in the substrate allow this plant to be propagated easily and quickly.
Special Requirements:Ã‚Â Regular fertilization with an iron rich product such as Seachem Flourish
Emersed Growth:Ã‚Â Can be grown emersed in a humid terrarium environment. The plant will be much shorter and more dense. It looks a bit like club moss when grown above water.