Approx: 5-10 Plants
Origin: Red Root Floaters (Phyllanthus fluitans) originate from South America, particularly the Amazon Basin. These captivating floating plants are commonly found in calm, slow-moving water bodies like ponds, lakes, and marshes.
Description: Red Root Floaters are known for their eye-catching appearance. Their round, vibrant green leaves feature striking red undersides, creating a visually stunning contrast. As they float on the water's surface, delicate roots extend downwards, adding a dynamic dimension to aquatic environments.
Growing Preferences: Cultivating Red Root Floaters requires providing ample light, preferably moderate to bright, to encourage their vibrant coloration. These plants thrive in freshwater setups with stable water conditions and gentle water movement. Regular pruning helps control their growth and maintain an attractive appearance.
Uses: Red Root Floaters serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. In aquariums, they offer shade for aquatic inhabitants, help control algae by reducing light penetration, and absorb excess nutrients. Their distinctive coloration adds a pop of color to aquatic displays. In outdoor ponds or water gardens, they contribute to natural filtration, oxygenation, and create a captivating water surface that enhances the overall ambiance of the space. Whether indoors or outdoors, Red Root Floaters are a delightful addition to aquatic environments, elevating the beauty and vitality of your water features.