BUCEPHALANDRA

There are 30 species of Bucephalandra which have been discovered in Borneo. is derived from Greek words, βοῦς (bous; bull or cow), κεφαλή (kephalē; head) and ἀνήρ (anēr; man), = BULLHEADMAN,referring to the shape of the single male flowers. The main characteristic all the different variety’s share is the rhizome, as the growth patterns, leaf shape, colour and size varies a lot. The submerged leaf forms are SPECTACULAR in their colour differences and the white spotted surfaces give a new dimensions to aquarium decoration. Because Buce is naturally a rheophyte, meaning it uses its strong root system to anchor itself in the intense water flow and isn’t very well adapted to growing in soil, Buce grow best when attached to a hard surface in the aquarium and not planted in soil.To attach your Buce, simply make sure it doesn’t fall off before the roots are able to take hold. A rubber band, some super glue or fishing line should work well to secure the plant.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly it takes hold! After just a few weeks you’ll have to give the plant quite a tug to remove it from its anchor point. Buce is an epiphytes that naturally prefer wood or rock to grow on.