Aponogeton Madagascariensis / Madagascar Lace Bulb
Common Name: Aponogeton Madagascariensis
The Madagascar Lace plant is a truly unique aquarium plant. It gets its name from the skeletonized leaves which make it look like the surface of a fly swatter. This particular species of Aponogeton is a bit more demanding and requires a good amount of maintenance along with quality aquarium lighting to grow well. If given the correct care, Aponogeton Madagascariensis will flower frequently in an aquarium and its leaves will grow large and quick. A nutrient-dense aquarium soil is also highly recommended along with frequent maintenance to ensure this aquarium plant does well. Water circulation is important to keep this plant happy to ensure that there is proper flow in the aquarium.
Half of the bulb should be buried into the substrate to facilitate growth. Avoid completely burying the bulb as this can promote bulb rot. Dead tips on these plants should be trimmed frequently to inhibit the entire leaf from decaying and care should be taken to avoid letting algae or any other debris to settle on or within the leaves.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Aponogeton grows fairly large making this aquarium plant suitable for larger planted aquariums.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Aponogetonaceae
Care: Moderate to Advanced
Propagation: Cut side shoots
Growth rate: Medium