Common Name: Aponogeton Longiplumulosus
Aponogeton Longiplumulosus is a tall bulb plant that originates from Madagascar. The leaves are long and thin with ruffled edges, almost like a cross between Aponogeton and Cryptocoryne Balansae. It makes a wonderful background addition for larger aquariums and can grow to the surface of your aquarium. Like other Aponogeton bulbs, this plant is quite hardy and does well in a wide range of water parameters.
Half of the bulb should be buried into the substrate to facilitate growth. Avoid completely burying the bulb as this can promote bulb rot.
- 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.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its lead bunch. Remove the cotton surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly prep "bunched" aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Aponogetonaceae
Light: Low to Medium
Co2: Not necessary
Propagation: Cut side shoots
Growth rate: Moderate