Althernanthera reineckii 'rosaefolia'

A. reineckii 'rosaefolia' in my aquarium

Althernanthera reineckii 'Rosablättrig'

Stem plant with pointed leaves that has intense red leaves. This plant is the largest Althernanthera reineckii specie. 

My experiences
I've kept this plant in my aquarium for about one month. Although in books this plant is described as the easiest to keep specie of Althernanthera reineckii, this plant didn't grow very well in my aquarium. For the time I had this plant in my aquarium it only grew a bit. This can come because a number of factors in my aquarium, but most likely the light above my aquarium is not strong enough. Also this plant was a bit overshadowed by another plant in my aquarium that stood next to it, which probably also didn't benefit the growth of this plant in my aquarium. Another reason for the poor growth of this plant in my aquarium can be the so called "cold feet", because of the low temperature of the room my aquarium stands in (in fall and winter never above the 15 ºC, at the time I had this plant I noticed all the plants grow a bit slower than normal because of the low room temperature). The last reason why this plant didn't grow well in my aquarium can be because the plants I put in my aquarium had a lot of broken leaves, which probably also didn't work in advantage of the plants. 

Place and lighting in my aquarium
This plant stood in the mid-back of my aquarium. The lighting I used at the time was a 0.42 Watt/liter lumilux TL lighting (2*18 Watt).
The picture on this page is taken from my own aquarium.

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