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Bucephalandra Red Blade Pot

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Original price $ 19.99
Original price $ 19.99 - Original price $ 19.99
Original price $ 19.99
Current price $ 18.49
$ 18.49 - $ 18.49
Current price $ 18.49
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Common Name: Bucephalandra Red Blade

Bucephalandra Red Blade is a smaller Bucephalandra variation that features narrow, slightly curly leaves with sharp tips. The leaves take on various shades of green, and develop a reddish tint once adapted to growing underwater. This variant grows densely and is a great choice for foreground and midground planting. Bucephalandra is very slow-growing, with new leaves sprouting from long, thin rhizomes. It can be propagated by separating the rhizome gently and attaching it to driftwood and rocks using super glue gel or thread. 

It thrives under low to moderate lighting and adapts well to various water parameters. Bucephalandra can be grown submerged or emersed. Like Anubias, Buce plants have rhizomes that attach and grow on solid surfaces. While it attaches exceptionally well to rocks, it can also flourish on driftwood and other substrates. When placed in the substrate, ensure only a portion of the Buce plant is under the substrate while keeping the rhizome exposed, as burying it can lead to rot.

Key Features & Important Notes

  • Bucephalandra is an epiphytic aquarium plant so it can be attached to aquarium hardscape.
  • Do not plant Bucephalandra in substrate and cover the rhizome. This will cause it to melt and rot.
  • Please be sure to remove this plant from its pot. Remove the rockwool surrounding the roots and attach to hardscape. For instructions on how to properly prep "potted" aquarium plants, click here.
  • Bucephalandra’s final size, coloration and growth rate are dependent upon the condition of the aquarium Photos are a representation of what you will receive and may vary.
  • Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
  • CO2 injection will yield better growth.

    Care & Additional Information 
    Listed information should be treated as general guidelines only. We encourage you to do thorough research before keeping any type of livestock.

    Family Name: Araceae
    Origin: Borneo
    pH: 6-7.5
    Skill Level: Easy
    Light: Low to Medium
    Co2: Not necessary but recommended 
    Propagation: Separate by rhizome
    Growth rate: Slow