Alternanthera lilacina displays bold red, purple, and olive leaf colors. It's suitable for middle regions or backgrounds in smaller freshwater planted aquariums. Lilacina is sometimes referred to as Alternanthera 'Lila' or Alternanthera 'Purple.' Use A. lilacina where you would otherwise choose Alternanthera reineckii, Rosaefolia, or Rosanervig in the aquarium plant aquascape. Each bunch contains 5-8 individual stems. For best growth, we recommend CO2 supplementation for this plant.