Rotala macrandra ‘mini butterfly’ in its emersed state, leaves will grow prostrate and have a green color. The submersed plant will grow upright and have a deep red color. Given the proper growing conditions, Rotala Macrandra grows quickly. It is recommended to supplement iron and micronutrients for the plant to develop the best color. The plant will grow best with CO2 levels from 15-25ppm. Soft and acidic water is preferred. Propagation is through stem cuttings.