Aponogeton ulvaceus is one of the most beautiful bulb species in the Aponogeton-family and originates from Madagascar.
The leaves are delicate light-green and transparent with fluted margin. A single root can produce more than 40 leaves, 30-60 cm long. This means that the plant is best as a solitary plant in large aquariums (the plant becomes up to 50 cm wide). It is relatively tolerant, and thrives in both soft and hard water, particularly if CO2 is added.
There are many varieties of Aponogeton ulvaceus, some of which need a dormant period, when the root does not produce leaves.
The bulb of the Ulvaceus should be only partially buried.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Aponogeton grows fairly large making this aquarium plant suitable for larger planted aquariums.
- If received in a pot, please remove all rock wool from the roots. Where possible we try and ship without pots or rockwool. Due to them being non-biodegradable we prefer to propagate in an environmentally conscious way.
- CO2 will generally yield better growth rates.
- Stables water conditions are a must, changes should occur over a period of time in order to reduce chances of melting etc.