Bolbitus (BULLET PROOF) heudelotii, African Water Fern

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As of 4-20-21 these plants have been grown ABOVE water. (They might melt back) higher lights and ferts reduces this...while it might melt back it won’t die - it’s almost unkillable ;)
NOW is the time for this plant. Looks like the photo next to my hand or shoe. 
Bolbitus heudelotii also know as African water fern. Who wants a mega hardy fern that can tolerate almost any conditions?

You can thank our late friend, the botanical explorer of West Africa Jean-Pierre Heudelot. Our man Jean-Pierre found this cool plant and gave it the heudelotii name. These plants are coming to you DIRECTLY from Africa to Dustin's tanks and on to yours.

Yep. These are the perfect plants for me to import and for you to keep in your aquarium... why?

First- they can handle the abuse of cichlids with their hardy, thick leaves.

Second- They can adapt to almost any tank conditions. I have always kept them in slightly harder water but I hear they can take softer water as well. Like other ferns such as Java Fern, or its smaller cousin, Baby Bolbitus...

Bolbitus likes to be tied to something. Think of it like you would Anubias. Tie it to a nice rock or driftwood. The one slight drawback to Bolbitus is that it isn't the fastest growing plant.

Because of it's slightly slower growth habit- I've always kept Bolbitus in a bit more water flow, which it seems to like and keeps algae off of it.

Grab a cool piece of driftwood, some super glue or wire and make yourself some Bolbitus trees for your tank.

DON'T MISS THIS PLANT. It's made for Any Skill Level.

Ask us for a FREE Piece of Metal Wire to tie down you Bolbitus 



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Can’t believe how healthy these are, and especially how much I got! My tank looks awesome with these. These had no melt when I got them and still look perfect so far (3 days in my tank). They seriously look like they were plucked right out of the jungle 😂


Received the plants and was very please with what I got! More than I expected. Thank you!


Ordered two, the bunch I received was more than I thought I would get! Love the height on these. Also had a few short ones I can add to my smaller tank!


Very very plentiful amount! I called and got Dustin himself! Very cool! My question about the plant is should it have brown on leaves? He explained the are grown half above water at greenhouse and half under. He also explained the desciption tells you that. Oopsy, my bad! They are beautiful fern w tubers that are very easy to plant! I am extremely happy and cannot wait for them to flourish. A lot of the plants are previous plants I transferred to my new tank. Always awesome!

Bolbitus heudelotii

Just received my Bolbitus heudelotii. It arrived fast and in great condition as always from Dustins. This plant is big and lush and works perfectly to fill in my back corner.