Bucephalandra Pink Lady
Common Name: Bucephalandra Pink Lady
Bucephalandra Pink Lady is a rare Bucephalandra variant characterized by pink-tinted stems and olive green leaves with pronounced mid-dribs. Although our current stock contains smaller specimen, this plant can grow larger than other variants and the leaves can get up to 3 inches long. All variants of Bucephalandra are 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. Every portion is potted and grown fully submerged.
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.
- Bucephalandra’s final size, coloration and growth rate depend on the aquarium's condition of the aquarium. Photos represent what you will receive and may vary.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its pot. Remove the cotton surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly prep "potted" aquarium plants, click here.
- 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
Skill Level: Easy
Light: Low to Medium
Co2: Not necessary but recommended
Propagation: Separate by rhizome
Growth rate: Slow