Alternanthera Lilacina Tissue Culture

Alternanthera Lilacina - Tissue Culture Cup - Aquarium Plants Factory

Alternanthera Lilacina Tissue Culture

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Alternanthera reineckii 'Lilacina', also known as Purple Scarlet Temple and Alternanthera Purple Lila, is a stunning aquatic plant that adds a splash of vibrant color to any aquarium. This plant is characterized by its beautiful light pink to red upper leaves and striking violet-purple undersides, making it a favorite among aquascaping enthusiasts.

Key Features:

  • Striking Appearance: Features light pink to red upper leaves and violet-purple undersides, adding a vivid and colorful contrast to your aquarium.
  • Easy Propagation: Can be easily propagated by trimming and replanting the cuttings, making it a convenient choice for aquarists.
  • Moderate Requirements: Does not require high light or CO2 to maintain its vibrant colors, making it suitable for a variety of aquarium setups.

Optimal Conditions:

  • Lighting: Thrives in moderate lighting conditions, which help enhance its colorful foliage.
  • Water Parameters: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH levels (6.0 to 7.5) and temperatures between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).
  • Substrate: Grows well in nutrient-rich substrates that provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth.

Aquarium Benefits:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds a unique and striking visual element to aquascapes, particularly popular in Dutch-style aquascapes for its vibrant color.
  • Versatile Placement: Suitable for midground or background placement, providing depth and color contrast in the aquarium.
  • Low Maintenance: Easy to care for, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced aquarists.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular Trimming: Trim regularly to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth.
  • Nutrient-Rich Environment: While it does not require high light or CO2, providing a nutrient-rich environment can help it thrive and maintain its vibrant colors.


Alternanthera reineckii 'Lilacina' is an exceptional choice for aquarists looking to add a touch of color and elegance to their aquariums. Its light pink to red upper leaves and violet-purple undersides create a stunning visual contrast that enhances the overall aesthetic of any aquascape. Easy to propagate and maintain, this plant is perfect for Dutch-style aquascapes and other vibrant aquatic setups.

Enhance your aquarium with the vibrant and captivating beauty of Alternanthera reineckii 'Lilacina', and enjoy the stunning visual impact it brings to your aquatic environment.

  • Sold as a Tissue Culture Plants with vitamin liquid/gel
  • Packaging May Vary! To be sent in either in vitro bag or cup
  • Bag / Cup size: Approx. 2.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Sustainable growth aquarium plants species
  • Great value! Nice specimen!
  • Tissue Culture Technology | 100% Free from Snail, Algae, Pathogen, and Bacteria plus Extended Shelf Life on all in Vitro Plants

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.

      Scientific Name

      Alternanthera Lilacina /  Telanthera Lilacine


      Alternanthera   reineckii 'Burgunderrot' / Alternanthera Lila / Alternanthera Purple

      Common Name

      Scarlet Temple


      Midground / Background


      Not required

      Growth Rates


      Difficulty Level


      Nutrient Substrate


      Can it grow emerged?


      Lighting Requirements

      Medium - High


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      UPS 2-Days and UPS Overnight only ship from Monday-Wednesday to ensure they arrived in the same week. Please be mindful we also have 1-2 business days handling time, so please placed your order on or before Tuesday, the cut off time is 6:00 AM Pacific Time (PT)
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          24 Hours Live Arrival Guarantee* - In a rare case of live stocks dead on arrival, we must be notified within 24 hours by the same day of delivery. Please take clear photos of the damaged product and send it to us within 24 hours.  Live Arrival Guarantee will be void after 24 hours of delivery. All replacements are considered final and we will not replace the replacement.

          1. Picture requirements: Take at least 2 clear photos of damaged product in their original, unopened & sealed transparent packing and send photos and orders information to our email within 24 hours: 
          2. Please do not take picture of damaged plants, or animals in your aquarium. Once they have been introduced to your aquarium's ecosystem. It is no longer covered by our guarantee.

          Please be aware that our Live Arrival Guarantee is subject to certain conditions. Specifically, the guarantee will not be applicable in cases where the package is marked as 'invalid address', 'undeliverable' or is 'returned to sender.' This includes situations such as a vacant delivery address, a missing apartment number, or any other issues that prevent the postal service from delivering your package.

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          Please keep in mind that Live Arrival Guarantee only guarantees that live stocks will be alive upon arrival. We cannot guarantee that you will continue to have success with them. Many factors, including the aquarium environment, water quality, nutrient, temperature, lighting, filter, and CO2 system, can contribute to the failure to grow live plants and live animals.



          Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

          However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

          1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
          2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
          3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
          4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
          Environmental Preservation Notice

          🌱 Environmental Preservation Notice 🌱

          Please review your state's regulations on restricted plants, as we are committed to not shipping plants that are restricted in your area. Do not release any plants into the wild or waterways, as this can harm local ecosystems by introducing invasive species.

          Your cooperation in protecting the environment is appreciated. For continuously updated information, refer to the USDA State Noxious Weed list here.

          Thank you for your responsible commitment to environmental preservation.

          Customer Reviews

          Based on 3 reviews

          No complaints at all. Plants came healthy and well kept. Not a single dead one at all. Not to mention the early delivery. Will buy from them again in the future.

          Kim Frye
          Tissue culture

          I ordered Alternanthera tissue culture plus some adult plants and was very pleased with what I recieved. Had way more plants than what I needed, and were very healthy specimens. Would definately do business with again.

          Great plant

          I have ordered here a few times now and they have never disappointed. Great tissue culture, timely delivery. Gives your aquascape a nice pop of color. Thanks APF.

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