Rotala (rotala indica) or Pink Sprite, is an excellent pond plant with red-green coloration. The leaves of Pink Sprite (Rotala Indica), beneath the surface of the water will be very different than those growing above the water. The leaves above the water will be more round in shape and green in color, beneath the surface of the water the leaves become stellate or sword shaped and tinted with reddish hues. Dainty, lavender-pink flowers form on the plant that is above the surface of the water over the summer months on Pink Sprite or Rotala Indica.
Plant this interesting and unusual specimen 2 - 4 feet beneath the surface of the water, or with its roots in water if you are growing it in containers out of the pond. May be planted in full sun to full shade.