Plant Spotlight: Bucephalandra sp. “Green Wavy”

21 Mar, 2019

Utilizing tissue cultured offerings of plants like this Bucephalandra sp. "Green Wavy", aquascapers avoid the pitfalls of pesticides, algae and snails.

Utilizing tissue cultured offerings of plants like this Bucephalandra sp. “Green Wavy”, aquascapers avoid the pitfalls of pesticides, algae and snails.

via The Wet Spot Tropical Fish

Found growing on rocks and wood of rivers and streams in Borneo, Bucephalandra are a great option for Southeast Asian stream aquascapes. And when it comes to your aquascapes, we know how important it is to start off on the right foot. That’s why, we stock the best buce tissue cultures developed in state-of-the-art laboratories to ensure your plants are free of snails, algae, and harmful chemicals. To plant, simply rinse the gel matrix off the rhizome with tap water, and place the buce in mid or foreground.

A hardy buce with creeping growth and a preference for low to medium light, Bucephalandra sp. “Green Wavy” has a nice, dense appearance as it branches to form little leafy clusters. Staying low to the ground, plant leaves curl and reach about 2 inches in length with ruffled edges. Leaves stay mostly green, but when submersed they form small little silver dots. The rhizome may be planted in substrate or attached to wood or rocks, but it is important to make sure the rhizome isn’t completely covered or the plant may rot. Easy to propagate, branches off the rhizome may be trimmed and spread. This Buce does best in waters with temperatures of 60 to 80°F, pH between 6 and 7.5, and does not require CO2.

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