Bucephalandra Kir Royale
Common Name: Bucephalandra Kir Royale
Bucephalandra Kir Royale is an easy plant that's perfect for beginners. The leaves are generally green and round, with newer leaves showing a golden, lime-green hue. It can be grown submerged or emersed. When grown submerged, leaves can display hues of purple and blue with small white speckles. The plant is a slow-grower, with new leaves sprouting from long, thin rhizomes. It can be propagated by cutting the rhizome and attaching it to driftwood and rocks using super glue gel or thread. The rhizome, where the leaves emerge from, should not be buried in the substrate to prevent rot.
For optimal growth and appearance, provide Bucephalandra Kir Royale with moderate lighting. It can thrive in a variety of water parameters, but maintaining stable conditions is essential. Aim for a temperature range of around 72-82°F and a slightly acidic to neutral pH level.
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.
- 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.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Care & Additional Information
Listed information should be treated as general guidelines only. We encourage you to do thorough research before committing to keeping any type of livestock.
Family Name: Araceae
Skill Level: Easy
Light: Low to Medium
Co2: Not necessary but recommended
Propagation: Cut by rhizome
Growth rate: Slow