Bucephalandra Bonsai Tree

Aquatic Plants
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Bucephalandra offer beautiful color and texture to the aquarium!
This listing includes mixed bucephalandra pre-attached to aquarium safe bonsai driftwood.
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Bucephalandra is a popular genus of plants in the aquarium hobby. Bucephalandra come in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and are well-known for being fairly adaptable in aquarium settings. Bucephalandra are epiphytic aroids and grow well when attached to aquarium hardscape. They may also be grown on substrate as long as the rhizome is not buried. As mentioned, Bucephalandra are very adaptable and will tolerate a wide range of lighting spectrums and aquarium conditions. This particular listing offers a hand-crafted Bonsai Tree with a mixture of small-leafed buce readily attached.

Bucephalandra are flexible and easy to care for. While it isn't required, we recommend providing Bucephalandra with CO2 injection to improve health and really bring out the iridescent colors Buce are known for. If kept in a tank without CO2, good maintenance habits will go a long way in preventing algae growth on leaves. Cooler water is preferable along with good flow as well. When ready for propagation, this plant's rhizome can be split and reattached elsewhere.

Sizing Specifications (LxWxH):
Please note, sizes provided are averages and may vary.

  • XS: 2x1x3"
  • S: 3x2x5"
  • M: 5x2x6"
  • L: 6x3x7"
Common Name Bucephalandra
Care Easy
Lighting Low to Moderate
CO2 Recommended
Suggested Placement Attach to wood or stone
Propagation Separate rhizome
Growth Rate Slow
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
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