"Colorata" is a red colour variant of Bacopa caroliniana. It differs from the customary form of that species by its attractive, conspicuously light red coloration of the shoot tips in the submerged stage. Also standard B. caroliniana may tend to reddish hues under strong lighting, however this is considerably more pronounced in Bacopa caroliniana "Colorata". This remarkable Bacopa variant is still a rarity in Europe.
This Bacopa has the same little demands as normal B. caroliniana, however its coloration looks best with intense lighting. This stem plant has a moderate growth rate, therefore it is easy to handle.
A well lit group of Bacopa caroliniana "Colorata" is an eyecatcher in the midground to background of larger tanks. Interesting colour effects may be achieved by combination with the very similar standard Bacopa caroliniana that shows only green to slightly reddish tones.
The plants you receive may, or may not be in this submerged form. New shipment of plants may be in their emerse form which is green in color and looks different in shape.