Aponogeton Ulvaceus Madagascariensis
Common Name: Aponogeton Ulvaceus Madagascariensis
The Aponogeton Ulvaceus Madagascariensis is a distinctive bulb plant native to Madagascar. This variety looks to be a hybrid of two different aquatic plant species: Aponogeton Ulvaceus, also known as the "Giant Onion Plant", and Aponogeton Madagascariensis, also known as the "Madagascar Lace Plant".
This hybrid species is wavy and lacy, featuring slightly translucent oblong leaves that are light green in color. Overall plant size can range from 25 to 50 cm depending on the hybrid's particular lineage. A nutrient-dense aquarium soil is highly recommended as with all heavy root feeders along with consistent maintenance efforts to ensure this aquarium plant does well. Proper water circulation and flow is vital for good health and will support healthy plant growth.
When planting, ensure the bulb is covered by the substrate, with the tip of the sprout just above the soil's surface. Due to its unique water quality and substrate requirements, this hybrid species is best suited as a solitary plant in a species-specific aquarium. Aponogeton Ulvaceus Madagascariensis' growth can be boosted by inserting nutrient capsules into the substrate around the bulb's root system.
Key Features & Important Notes:
- Aponogeton species have delicate leaves and should be handled with care to prevent tears or damage.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Fluctuating or unstable water parameters may contribute to plant wilting and death.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Aponogetonaceae
Height: 8-20” but may vary
Care: Moderate to Advanced
Light: Low to Moderate
Growth rate: Slow to Moderate