This miniature version of the well-known Alternanthera is characterized by compact growth and a slower growth rate. It is particularly suitable for small aquariums or as a foreground plant in larger aquascapes. By careful trimming, it is possible to create a dense, red violet carpet of approximately 5 to 10 cm height.
Not overly demanding about lighting, although higher lighting will aid in it becoming more vivid, bushy, and compact. These can grow well without CO2, but are much easier with CO2.
Note that mini refers to the leaf size and not full plant size. Without trimming, AR mini will get just as tall as any other AR species.
PH Range: 5.5-7.5
Temperature range: 60-80
lighting requirement: medium
CO2 needed?: Preferred but not needed
Growth Rate: Medium