Name: Rotala sp. 'Nanjenshan'
Origin: Southeast Asia
Recommended from a local shop, I brought some home one day. It has beautiful, super bright green colors. Grows quick, in a nice shape. However, I'm having trouble keeping it healthy all the time.
Contrary to common opinion on the internet, there appears to be a difference between Rotala sp. 'Nanjenshan' and Mayaca sellowiana. The plant pictured above is Rotala sp. 'Nanjenshan', which is the name also used to refer to Mayaca sellowiana by some. Mayaca sellowiana is actually a separate species and can be identified by a finer leaf structure, more golden coloration, and whiter shoot tips under ideal conditions.
This plant seemed to appear out of nowhere for me. I had bought a giant hygro and after about two weeks another plant had started sprouting from the base! It was nanjenshan and (after prying it out of the roots of the hygro!) loves its new spot with little current - I tried it in a fast current area and it didn't do well at all, and had been torn up! Quite hard to maintain, but with the addition of a liquid fertiliser it does well for me! Beautiful next to red plants.
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