Rotala Rotundifolia Wayanad is a specific variety or cultivar of the aquatic plant genus Rotala. It is named after the Wayanad district in the state of Kerala, India, where it is believed to have originated from.
Rotala sp. “Wayanad” is a beautiful stem plant that typically displays vibrant green or reddish coloration, depending on the lighting conditions and nutrient availability in the aquarium. It has slender, delicate leaves that grow in pairs along the stem, giving it an elegant and feathery appearance.
This Rotala variety is considered a relatively fast-growing plant, capable of developing dense and bushy clusters in the aquarium. It has a vertical growth habit, with the stem extending upward and branching out as it grows taller. Regular pruning and trimming can help maintain its desired shape and prevent overcrowding.
Rotala sp. “Wayanad” thrives under moderate to high lighting conditions. Providing sufficient light intensity and spectrum is important for the plant’s photosynthesis and overall growth. Additionally, it benefits from a nutrient-rich substrate or regular fertilization with macro and micronutrients to support its growth and vibrant coloration.
Rotala sp. “Wayanad” is commonly used as a midground or background plant in aquarium layouts. Its vertical growth habit makes it suitable for creating a sense of height and depth in the aquascape. It can be planted individually or in groups, allowing it to form dense clusters and provide visual interest.
As with any aquatic plant, proper care and maintenance are essential for the health and growth of Rotala sp. “Wayanad.” Regular monitoring of water parameters, nutrient levels, and pruning can help ensure its optimal growth and contribute to a vibrant and balanced aquarium environment.
- CO2 and Water Parameters: While Rotala sp. “Wayanad” can grow well without injected CO2 supplementation, providing a carbon dioxide source can enhance its growth rate and coloration. I
- It is generally recommended to maintain stable water parameters, including a slightly acidic to neutral pH range (around 6.0-7.5) and a temperature between 22-28°C (72-82°F).
Tissue culture plants are young aquatic plants that are developed in-vitro in aquatic plant propagation laboratories. This unique cultivation ensures these plants are devoid of undesired snails, algae, and pesticides, making them completely safe for even the most delicate fish and shrimp species.
We offer a diverse range of tissue cultured aquarium plant varieties. Our cultures provide substantial planting portions, and when combined with high-quality fertilizers and CO₂ injection will grow into healthy aquatic plants.
Just lower the root portion of the tissue culture's clump that needs to be planted directly into the soil until it is buried halfway into the aquatic soil.