The Bucephalandra resemble Anubias very much and should be treated the same way. They usually grow more or less epiphytic in or near water.
Bucephalandra sp. ‘Lamandau Red’ does best at lower light levels and is very easy to grow. The leaves are of a very dark green or leathery red colour. Numerous tiny, white dots and sometimes a faint, metallic, blue colour will appear on submerse leaves. Size of leaf is 2-4 cm wide, 4-6 cm long and usually it will present wavy edges.
Do not cover the creeping rhizome when planting. This will cause the plant to rot and die.
- 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.
- Buce may melt when introduced to a new tank but as long as the rhizome is kept healthy, new growth will occur.
- CO2 will generally yield better growth rates.
- Stable water conditions are a must, changes should occur over a period of time in order to reduce chances of melting etc.