Also known as Rotala bonsai.
Rotala Indica 'Bonsai' is a rare and hard to find plant, not to be confused with the common Rotala Indica. This plant grows much slower compared to other stem plants and may be suitable for smaller tanks. This plant is considered harder to keep and not suitable for beginners. It often melts when planted submerged so it helps to grow it emersed first
Under high lighting, CO2 and the addition of fertilizers, the tips of the stems will develop a reddish orange hue.
|Light Demand||Medium Light|
|Growth Rate||Moderate Growth|
|Placement||Background, Midground, Foreground|
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro (literally: in the glass) in a nutrient-rich synthetic growing medium, either liquid or gel, without the presence of any other lifeforms. This guarantees a pest and disease-free specimen, while also providing accuracy throughout the trade.
Tissue culture plants should be removed from the cup as soon as possible. All plants grow on some sort of synthetic growing medium, ranging anywhere from liquid to jelly to firm gel. This should be removed and rinsed off. Gently massage the roots between your fingers until the gel dissolves away. Most plants can be broken up into smaller pieces and spread out in your aquarium. Smaller pieces are easier to plant.