Red Bucephalandra varieties, potted.
In nature, Bucephalandra usually grows on rocks or wood in rivers and streams - much like Anubias, which they resemble regarding use and care in the aquarium.
The creeping stem, rhizome, must not be covered when planting. This will cause the plant to rot and die.
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
5 - 10+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.
The easy plants:
These plants can thrive and grow well in low-light aquariums.
CO2 supply is recommended because the CO2 supply, despite the low light, ensures the growth of the plants.
The time expenditure per week is less than ½ hour because the plants grow slowly.
Bottom substrate at the beginning and liquid fertiliser for weekly use.