Aponogeton Capuronii – Capuron’s Aponogeton

Aponogeton Capuronii originates from Southeastern Madagascar. Its leaf shape is deeply ruffled, which makes this plant distinguishable from the common Aponogeton Crispus. The care for this Aponogeton is relatively easy and similar to the common Aponogeton.

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Aponogeton Capuronii – Plant Profile:

  • Position: Background
  • Hardiness: Easy
  • Lighting Requirement: Medium
  • Plant Structure: Bulb
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • pH: 6.0 – 8.0
  • Temperature: 20 – 28° Celsius
  • Size: 30 – 60 cm long
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Emersed Culture: No
  • Price: Low (sold as bulbs)

Aponogeton Longiplumulosus – Madagascar Ruffled Aponogeton

Aponogeton Longiplumulosus is a ruffled bulb plant native to Madagascar. This plant is relatively easy to care for and best placed in the background since their leaves can get quite large as with the common Aponogeton, i.e. up to 60 cm long.

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Aponogeton Longiplumulosus – Plant Profile:

  • Position: Background
  • Hardiness: Easy
  • Lighting Requirement: Medium
  • Plant Structure: Bulb
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • pH: 6.0 – 8.0
  • Temperature: 20 – 28° Celsius
  • Size: 30 – 60 cm long
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Emersed Culture: No
  • Price: Low (sold as bulbs)

 

Aponogeton Crispus ‘Red’ – Red Ruffled Aponogeton

Aponogeton Crispus ‘Red’ is a red-leaved variation of the common Aponogeton Crispus. This plant is cultivated to produce red leaves. The care for this plant is also similar to the common Aponogeton Crispus.

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Aponogeton Crispus ‘Red’ – Plant Profile:

  • Position: Background
  • Hardiness: Easy
  • Lighting Requirement: Medium to high
  • Plant Structure: Bulb
  • Origin: Cultivated
  • pH: 5.0 – 7.0
  • Temperature: 18 – 26° Celsius
  • Size: 30 – 60 cm long
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Emersed Culture: No
  • Price: Medium (sold as bulbs)

Aponogeton Madagascariensis – Madagascar Lace Plant

Aponogeton Madagascariensis originated from Madagascar. This unique plant has a lace-like leaf structure, making it a beautiful and exotic addition to any aquascape. This plant is for expert aquarists only since it is very demanding.

In order for this plant to survive the aquarium, this plant needs to be planted in a substrate that is low in organic matter. Substrates rich in organic matter is not suitable for this plant’s growth. CO2 injection and a relatively low temperature are also needed for Madagascar Lace Plant to thrive.

This plant will produce flowers above water level. To create seeds, this plant’s flower needs to be fertilized by brushing two flowers from either the same plant or from a different plant of the same species. After a while, the plant will produce seeds that can be planted in the substrate to create new plants.

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Aponogeton Madagascariensis – Plant Profile:

  • Position: Background
  • Hardiness: Difficult
  • Lighting Requirement: Medium to high
  • Plant Structure: Bulb
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • pH: 5.0 – 7.0
  • Temperature: 18 – 24° Celsius
  • Size: 30 – 60 cm long
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Emersed Culture: No
  • Price: High (sold as bulbs)

Aponogeton Crispus – Ruffled Aponogeton

Aponogeton Crispus is native to Sri Lanka. This plant does best in acidic water, but will also survive hard, alkaline water. The size of this plant makes it suitable only for larger aquariums for background decoration. Unlike other Aponogetons, Aponogeton Crispus does not need a dormant period. This plant grows leaves all year long in the aquarium.

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Aponogeton Crispus – Plant Profile:

  • Position: Background
  • Hardiness: Easy
  • Lighting Requirement: Medium
  • Plant Structure: Bulb
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
  • pH: 5.0 – 8.0
  • Temperature: 20 – 28° Celsius
  • Size: 30 – 50 cm long
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Emersed Culture: No
  • Price: Low (sold as bulbs)

Aponogeton Boivinianus – Madagascar Aponogeton

Aponogeton Boivinianus originates from Madagascar. This plant suitable for background plants only as their leaf sizes can reach a maximum of 80 cm long and 50 cm wide in the aquarium. Strong currents in the aquarium is needed for this plant to reach its full potential. There are dormant periods when the plant does not produce any leaves. During these dormant periods, keep the plants where they are and soon they will produce new leaves.

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Aponogeton Boivinianus – Plant Profile:

  • Position: Background
  • Hardiness: Easy
  • Lighting Requirement: Medium
  • Plant Structure: Bulb
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • pH: 6.0 – 8.0
  • Temperature: 20 – 28° Celsius
  • Size: 30 – 80 cm long
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Emersed Culture: No
  • Price: Medium (sold as bulbs)

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