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Re: "Easy" Red Plants

Rotala macandra is a hard plant to grow, and it also does not ship well or transplant well. If it is doing better in your low light tank than your high light tank, you might consider a nutrient deficiency in the high light tank just because nutrients get used up faster in a high light tank. I suspect that Rotala macandra and to a lesser extent, the other Rotala species need especially high iron levels.

Ludwigia acurata is a red plant that is a lot easier to grow. Alternanthera reineckii comes in several color forms, including an all red form that is also a lot easier than R. macandra. Ammania senegalensis is red or red-orange, and not too hard once you get it started.
Paul Krombholz in central Mississippi, having an unusually wet June.