No common name

Rotala mexicana

General information: The original piece of plant was collected in a shallow water black soil swamp about 20 km South of Kalumburu WA. In its wild location there were both red and green colour forms of the plant. This plant also grows in sandy soil on the Adelaide River floodplain East of Darwin.

Cultivation notes : water temp about 27 deg C, soft water, CO2 fertilisation, pH neutral. The substrate where the original plant was collected is black floodplain loam. It needs very bright light in the aquarium to keep the red colour.

Distribution : Rotala mexicana is widely spread throughout the warmer parts of the world. In Australia it is found in the Northern parts of NT, Qld and WA above 18 degrees South.

Selling details : Sold as a bunch of cut stems tied at the base.

Reference: Cowie, Short & Osterkamp Madsen ( 2000 ) "Floodplain Flora, a flora of the floodplains of the Northern Territory, Australia"