Common Name: Barclaya Longifolia
**Photo shows a bulb portion after 2 months of growth**
Barclaya is a rather uncommon, rare bulbaceous aquatic plant. Its long red leaves can grow into a large and stunning specimen when planted along with green stem and carpet plants. Under high light and with the addition of CO2 and fertilizers, the leaves can get a deep maroon red color. Although it can grow in lower light, the leaves tend to be drabber and will turn bronze colored.
Regarding the bulb portion, all bulbs vary in size (0.5-1.5") but do not be deterred by its size! The bulb will continue to grow larger once properly planted. The leaves will sprout and grow to be around 8-12".
- 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.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Nymphaeaceae
Light: Moderate to High
Co2: Not necessary, but recommended
Propagation: Cut side shoots
Growth rate: Medium