Phyllanthus Fluitans Red Root Floaters

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Phyllanthus fluitans is a floating plant that is widespread in the Neotropics. The plant is also known in the hobby as “floating spurge” because it was attributed to the family Euphorbiaceae over a long period (today: Phyllanthaceae). Its round floating leaves are water-repellent and may become deeply brown-red especially under strong lighting and limited nitrogen supply. Also, the roots are often a red color, therefore its name “Red root floater”.

This pretty, relatively small floater is not difficult to grow in aquariums, with good lighting and nutrient-rich water provided. The plant propagates by branching and breaking its thin, soft stems. It is also able to grow terrestrial on the wet, muddy substrates. Under optimal growth conditions, one can expect small, star-like white flowers appearing in the leaf axils.

The Red root floater is especially attractive in open tanks and well-lit paludariums. According to its origin, it is also suited for biotope tanks imitating South American stagnant water habitats.

Plants are coming from Home Gallery Aquariums. May contain snails.

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Phyllanthus fluitans is a floating plant that is widespread in the Neotropics. The plant is also known in the hobby as “floating spurge” because it was attributed to the family Euphorbiaceae over a long period (today: Phyllanthaceae)

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