Alternanthera Reinechii 'Mini' Live Plant - Tissues Culture

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Another underwater landscaping wonder is the red-glowing stem plant called Alternanthera Reineckii Mini. This aquatic species provides emphasis on the concept you would want to convey to your spectators.

Originated from South America, Alternanthera Reineckii, in its wildest form grows best in submerged condition. It is found lying on riversides, wetlands, and in moistened areas due to flooding caused by rains. Yet, its miniature size can be produced and cultured through a systematic form of cultivation derived from its natural source.

At the present time, there are five known varieties of Alternanthera reineckii that are cultured into dwarf miniatures. Among them is AR Mini, which is an easy cultivar and is the widely spread variety in aquatrade.

Tissue cultures are in a 5cm container - simply rinse gel and plant.

Tissue Culture Plants have been grown in sterile laboratory conditions producing premium quality plants free from algae, pesticides and pests.

Sold in food grade plastic pots, our Tissue Culture Plants are grown in a unique nutrient rich agar jelly. Easy to sell, the plants do not require watering and will continue to grow provided they are sealed and have sufficient light.

Tissue Culture Plants will grow in fresh water aquariums, aquascapes and terrariums. Because of the wonderful qualities of these plants, they have grown, and continue to grow in popularity with Australian hobbyists.

In ideal conditions, shelf life will be approx 4 weeks.

Basic care instructions:

  • Do not remove lid or contamination will occur
  • Keep in well lit area
  • Storage temperate should not exceed 30°C

Each pot is 50mm in diameter and packed full of healthy plants.

How to Plant Tissue Cultures:

  • Set up a small container or bowl with some aquarium water 
  • Remove the tissue culture and gel by tipping the container upside down
  • Remove as many large chunks of gel either with your hand or tweezers
  • Use the water to loosen and remove as much gel as possible
  • Once as much of the gel has been removed, begin to plant the roots into your aquarium 
  • Tweezers are best used for planting - ensure the roots have been secured into soil to prevent the tissue culture from being uprooted 

Scientific Name

Alternanthera Reineckii


    • Midground
    • 10-15cm in height 

    Care Level: Intermediate 


    • Medium to high
    • Higher red/blue spectrum 


    • Recommended but not required if supplementing a good and consistent fertilizing regime (including iron)


    • Grows better in soil / plant based substrate

    Water Parameters:

    • Stable water parameters 
    • pH: 6-7
    • Temperature: between 17 - 26°C 


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