Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)

Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)

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This plant is one of the best-looking floating plants for the aquarium and it propagates quickly!

 

 

Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans) is a South American floating plant that is known and highly desired for its bright red roots and underside. Under high lighting, its leaves can turn completely red! This hardy plant propagates quickly and can provide shade to areas of the aquarium, which will encourage more reclusive species to come out of hiding. This is a truly beautiful and very beneficial plant for aquariums with gentle water flow.

 

Care is extremely easy for Red Root Floater. It can thrive in a relatively wide pH range as well as low to high lighting. Its only major specific requirement is that it reportedly does not do well with a high level of surface agitation. It is best kept in an aquarium with gentle water flow. Under these simple conditions, it will multiply very quickly and provide significant denitrification as well as oxygenation, which is particularly important in aquariums with low water flow. It does not require CO2 supplementation.

 

Like most plants, Red Root Floater will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen, iron, and other plant supplements.

No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We can not guarantee our plants will be snail free.


What We Like About This Plant:

  • Bright red roots and underside under any lighting
  • Overall red leaves under high lighting
  • Provides shade to areas of the aquarium
  • Very hardy and durable in low water flow

 

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 70° - 82° F (21° - 28° C)
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5
  • Lighting: Low to High
  • Origin: Indigenous to South America, cultivated in US nurseries
  • Aquarium placement: Floating
  • Care: Easy

 

Note: All of our floating plants are grown at an outdoor nursery, there is a chance of duckweed being in any floating plant package

 

All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

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