Description: Bucephalandra is certainly one of the most sought after aquarium plants in the hobby. As Bucephalandra is relatively new to the hobby, there is vast uncertainty surrounding the naming and identification of each species. Bucephalandra is an epiphytic aquarium plant meaning it can be grown attached to wood or rocks. Its roots can be buried in the substrate but the rhizome must remain uncovered. Otherwise, the plant may rot away and die.
Difficulty: As with all aquarium plants, Co2 injection and appropriate fertilisation are recommended for optimal health and growth. Bucephalandra, however, is very easy to grow (albeit very slowly) in low lighting and without Co2.
Sold as: 1 rhizome with approximately 6 leaves