Bucephalandra Chimaera

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Bucephalandra plants are a wonderful choice for adding iridescent color to your planted aquarium.
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Bucephalandra Chimaera is a rare variation of Bucephalandra. This species can be considered a medium sized specimen that offers rich green tones to the midground area of the planted aquarium. Its leaves display a ruffled texture and slight speckled pattern when viewed from certain angles. Like other Bucephalandra plants, Bucephalandra Chimaera is suitable for the midground area of a planted aquarium and can be grown in both low and high tech conditions. Because these plants are slow growers, they are more prone to algae growth when maintenance isn't consistent, so an area that provides a bit of shade is ideal. If placed under bright open light, maintenance must be consistent and thorough to prevent this. Leaves that older, have holes or are decaying can be pruned to encourage new growth. Bucephalandra are epiphytic and grow best when attached to surfaces such as aquarium driftwood or aquascaping stones. We recommend low to medium lighting for this little Buce species along with good flow, quality aquarium plant nutrition and a well-maintained tank environment. CO2 injection isn't necessary for most Buce species, but it will surely help bring out the best colors that are commonly sought after when growing Bucephalandra. 

The stem and rhizome should not be covered when planting as this will cause the plant to rot and wither. Care can be comparable to other popular aquatic plant species such as Anubias and Java Ferns, but Bucephalandra will not tolerate sudden changes well.

Common Name Buce Chimaera
Bucephalandra Chimaera
Care Easy
Lighting Low to Medium
CO2 Recommended
Suggested Placement Attach to wood or stone
Propagation Separate rhizome
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Size Varies
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
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