This is a new Rotala, its trading name apparently refers to the state Manipur in northeastern India. At the moment hardly information about this plant is available, but it is probably a rather green coloured local form of Rotala rotundifolia.
Rotala Manipurensis features narrow leaves and an overhanging, creeping growth. Quite similar to Rotala Sp. ‘Green’, it is most likely a variation of its popular counterpart, Rotala Rotundifolia. If grown in ideal conditions, the results are rewarding and Rotala Manipurensis features warm and rich color tones that will provide intense orange contrast when used as a background plant in nano planted aquariums or as a midground in larger sized planted tanks.
If given a proper environment, Rotala Manipurensis is a fast-growing plant and will require consistent pruning to prevent the bottom leaves from dying off due to lack of lighting and to keep it growing lush.
|Lighting||Medium to High|
|Propagation||Trim and plant stems|