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Picture 1 is of “RAW” portions IE not washed. (We do however wash each portion before sending it out you )

This picture is purely to give you an insight as to the approximate size of a portion.

As you will note in the picture these plant have been in stock for a couple of months and new leaves are busy replacing the emersed leaves and new roots are starting to develop.

 

Other pictures are just to show possible leaf form

 

Don’t worry about The grey to lime green spots on roots, rhizomes and some leaves is, this is a combination of our treatment against possible infection and the plant food we add to our water.

 

Please NOTE:

Buce tend to lose their leaves when relocated into a new aquarium. This is 100% normal.

You should look at the rhizome size and health as this will produce the new leaves. A healthy Rhizome will give you stunning leaves, very fast in a healthy aquarium.

 

General

  • Bucephalandra – Buce – for short. Is a hardy plant with a low-to-medium light and nutrition demand.
  • Buce is a rhizome growing sub-aquatic plant that originate from Borneo
  • In nature Buce grow mainly on rocks in natural streams in the jungle, which are submerged in the wet season and out of water in the dry season.
  • Bucephalandra can be grown submerged or immersed and is slow-growing.
  • New growth can be found sprouting from the rhizome.
  • It can be propagated by cutting the rhizome and then attaching the piece to driftwood or rock.

 

LEAF FORM

This is sometimes called the Chameleon plant as the colouration of the leave vary according to their environmental conditions.

 

Leafs that form while immersed (out of water) does not show the characteristic white spots on them. While leafs that are formed submerged (under water) all have the characteristic white spots.

(PS – those white spots are not a disease like white spots on fish ;) )

 

ROT & MELTING

  • ONLY Plant them by attaching the rhizome to décor like driftwood and rock. Beginners should NOT plant the rhizome in substrate, as chances for melting and rot is then VERY HIGH. If you are an expert you will know how to do this without rotting.
  • Sudden changes in water quality normally lead to rot and melting as well. So the old aquarium rule “stability of water parameters is more important than the perfect water parameters” is also important for Buce.

 

CO2 & LIGHTING

The addition of CO2 is not essential but it will lead to much faster and healthy growth.

Lighting follow along the same lines, but it is recommended to plant them in shaded spots in aquariums with high lighting BECAUSE too much lighting lead to algae growth on the leafs, that might even suffocate the plant.

 

Remember our pictures might not represent the final plant colours in your aquarium as all your aquarium conditions will combine to influence the unique colours in your aquarium. But is a good representation of what you could expect.

 

    Buce Red Theia farmed/potted

    R175.00Price
    Only 2 left in stock
      • Bucephalandra is an epiphytic aquarium plant so it should be attached to aquarium hardscape and not planted in the substrate, as this will cause it to melt and rot.
      • Your Bucephalandra’s final size, coloration, and growth rate will depend upon the condition of the aquarium Photos are a representation of what you will receive and may vary.
      • If you make changes in your aquarium, it should be done slowly. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
      • CO2 injection will help with better growth.
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