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Alternanthera Bettzickiana Red (potted)

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Alternanthera Bettzickiana Red (potted)
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Common Name: Alternanthera Bettzickiana Red (GLA Potted Plant)

Alternanthera Bettzickiana Red is a strikingly colorful and unique choice for your aquascape. It is also a popular choice for beginners because it is easy to grow. It has splashes of red coloring on the underside of its deep green, glossy leaves with a soft, curly texture. It thrives on regular fertilizing of your aquarium, especially nitrate and phosphate, high light, CO2 and nutrient rich substrate. Alternanthera is an excellent aquarium plant variety for beginners and experts, perfect for background aquascape, provides bold color contrast to the green aquascape and coverage for aquarium life.

  • Family Name: Amaranthaceae
  • Origin: Central/South America
  • Height: 4-12”
  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Care: Easy to Moderate
  • Light: Medium to High
  • CO2: +/-30ppm
  • Propagation: Trim and plant clippings
  • Growth rate: Moderate to Fast

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Alternanthera Bettzickiana Red in your Planted Aquarium

  • Alternanthera variety make an excellent midground or background choice for your aquascape. Use tweezers to plant stems in clusters not too close together.
  • Alternanthera prove colorful and easy to maintain under the proper conditions of: nutrient rich substrate, regular fertilizing (especially nitrate, phosphate and iron), 30ppm CO2, medium to high lighting, and regular trimming and pruning to maintain your aquascape.
  • Always research first and make cautious modifications to your aquarium to avoid unstable tank conditions that can cause plant melting and decay.
  • CO2 injection is highly recommended for your aquascape. CO2 is recommended around +/-30ppm.
  • A well researched aquarium fertilizing routine is recommended for your plant(s) to grow healthy, vibrant in color, and be nutrient deficiency and algae free.
  • Your aquarium plants will grow best in adequate lighting, medium to high lighting is recommended.
  • Even the easiest aquarium plants require adequate and regular maintenance and care to keep your aquarium ecosystem healthy.
  • Trim your plants appropriately with sharp scissors to prune and/or propagate and to maintain your desired aquascape.
  • Keep your aquarium pH and general hardness (GH) stable and targeted to your aquascape plan. Aquarium pH of 6-8 is recommended for your plants.
  • Use nutrient rich soil substrate in your aquarium to give your plants the best start.

Why Shop GLA Greenhouse - Aquatic Plant Nursery

  • We take pride in our aquarium plants and we only ship immaculate, happy and healthy plants.
  • We are excited to offer you the finest quality plants, an expert crafted selection of unique, beautiful, and rare species to ensure your aquascape is a masterpiece.
  • GLA potted plants will give you a healthy start to your planted aquarium; of course you will need to research the appropriate tank conditions, lighting, substrate, CO2 and nutrients etc. for your aquascape to ensure your plants grow and thrive, but that's all part of the enjoyment of the hobby.

GLA's Arrive Alive (DOA) Guarantee for your Aquarium Plants

Select UPS 2 Day or UPS Next Day Air shipping for DOA coverage. DOA guarantee does not cover plants or tissue cultures shipped with Standard, Ground, Priority, First Class, Parcel or Free shipping methods.

  • We have an exceptional practiced and proven plant packaging system and therefore our customers experience minimal to no DOA plants. We guarantee our plants will arrive alive to your door, and if they don't, we will absolutely make it right.
  • DOA plant claims can be reported to GLA at our email on the day of order delivery. DOA claims must be accompanied by photos as evidence.

You can select USPS Priority Mail shipping, however, we do not offer DOA coverage or free ice/heat packs for plants shipped with USPS. If plants arrive dead we cannot offer refunds, replacements or credit for the loss.


ARRIVE ALIVE (DOA) GUARANTEE COVERAGE ON LIVE PLANTS: Select UPS 2 Day or UPS Next Day Air shipping for DOA coverage. GLA DOA guarantee does not cover plants shipped with Ground, Priority or Free shipping methods (no DOA, refunds, replacements, or credit for plant loss). DOA plant claims can be reported to GLA at our email on the day of order delivery. DOA claims must be accompanied by photos as evidence. GLA offers no guarantee of shipping transit times with UPS 2 Day or Next Day air service; we do not offer refunds for shipping or plants based on transit time expectations.

Customer Reviews

1 review

  • 5

    Beautiful plants GLA!

    Posted by Jessica Seymour on 16th Aug 2022

    This was part of a huge shipment of plants from GLA. We spent $945 on plants and we needed more! First things first, GLA is my plant source from here on out. The general vigor,health and overall size of plants was everything short of fantastic. I had to order from a few vendors because GLA did not have a few species I was looking for because you guys were out of stock at the time. No less, GLA knows how to ship plants. See for yourself, clearly they love shipping plants. My plants arrived in a huge foam cooler with ice packs. Somebody packed it like a perfect Tetris pile of plants. Nobody was hindered by the UPS 2 Day Air shipment. It was a beautiful day unpacking all those plants! From what I can see GLA loves aquatic plants and makes the buying experience very pleasurable. We love our big planted tank and all the help from GLA staff. Your plants are the pinnacle of what aquarium plant buying experience should be. Sincerely, Jessica & Bill Seymour

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