Rotala sp. 'Shimoga' is a rarer variety of rotala sp. that has just found its way into the hobby. Not much is known about this variety quite yet, but its care is most likely similar to the other varieties of rotala sp. This variety grows with broad, green or yellowish leaves and reddish stems.
|Name||Rotala sp. 'Shimoga'|
|Light Demand||Medium Light|
|Growth Rate||Fast Growth|
|Color||Green, Yellow, Red|
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.