Native to South and Central Americas, Alternanthera (family: Amaranthaceae) is a colorful aquarium stem plant, attractive, easy, and versatile for all levels of aquarium hobbyists. Ranging from deep glossy green to brilliant red, pink, purple or crimson, their leaves and stem size/shape varies by variety. Alternanthera is the perfect plant to add variety and contrast to your aquascape, especially ideal for background coverage. Alternanthera thrives on CO2, intense lighting, nutrient rich substrate and added fertilizers: especially nitrate, phosphate and daily iron. The ideal splash of color for your planted aquarium.