Bucephalandra sp. “Melawi Fine Edge” is characterized by medium-sized, olive-green leaves. The elliptical leaf blades reach about 8 cm in length and more than 1 cm wide. The leaf margins are wavy. The reddish rhizome branches willingly and after a while dense bushes form.
Care of Bucephalandra:
Caring for the Buce plants is similar to the Anubias and Cryptocoryne species. Bucephalandra makes no great demands on the aquarium, they can also cope with little light and without the addition of Co². This, of course, extends the possible uses in the aquarium and so the plant also grows on the edges of the pool, which are normally least illuminated by the cover light. Bucephalandra grows much better and forms more intense colours from the more light and additional Co² is available. Bucephalandra species are very robust plants that can be planted in aquariums, terrariums and paludariums both underwater and above water. It only needs little to moderate light, thrives at almost any water value and can cope with a pH value between 5.0 – 8.0 and water temperatures of 20 – 28 ° C.
Position: Tied to rock or Wood, Moss wall, Foreground
Lighting Requirement: Low
Plant Structure: Araceae
pH: 6.0 – 8.0
Temperature: 20 – 28° Celsius
Size: 6 cm high
Growth Rate: Slow
Portion Size: Lose min 2 stems with min 3 leaves per stem
*Please note that all our plants have been grown submerged and are gathered from our own tanks. Follow all regular procedures of adding plants to a established tank or new setup. As these are from established tanks please make sure that you clean plants properly before adding. We will give a salt and peroxide dip before they go. The image used above is for illustration purposes only. Garnale Garden sells only the best bucephalandra in South Africa.