Rotala Rotundifolia Platinum is an extremely rare variant of the well known and favorite Rotala stem plant. This all-white aquatic plant is a rare mutation that occurs in the generally green or red variants of Rotala Rotundifolia.
Propagation is like any other aquatic stem plant, simply cut anywhere along the stem and replace it. This plant grows relatively fast so frequent pruning is recommended to keep it growing thick and prevent the bottom leaves from getting starved off of lighting.
Family Name: Lythraceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Growth Rate: Fast
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.