The Alternanthera reineckii is a stem plant with beautiful pink, red tones and provides a nice contrast with other aquarium plants. It is a fairly fast growing aquarium plant that is often used between other background plants.
Alternanthera reineckii 'Cardinalis' is perhaps the most beautiful of all Alternanthera reineckii species. It is a beautiful, full stem plant with beautiful leaves. The leaves are egg-shaped and have a dark red/brown tinge on the top and an intense dark red on the underside.