Bolbitus (BULLET PROOF) heudelotii, African Water Fern

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As of 6-1-21 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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Great, now I have to re-scape the whole tank!

I ordered two of these plants...TWO! Got at least TEN plants out of the deal. Now I'm scratching my head trying to figure out where to put them all! This is my third order from DFT, and I've never been disappointed.

Ryan McGuire
Got sooo much

I got soo much of these guys I didn't know what to do with them. It's all over my pond now a truly beautiful looking fern


Wow!!! I had enough for 2 tanks!

Emma Jo Henley

I was deffo nervous ordering this online, I was concerned about quality and quantity. I needn't have worried. The order way surpassed my expectations, I'm scared to say it but there was so much I had to give away a couple of pieces. Thrilled to bits, loads of healthy gorgeous pieces!

Elena K
Huge and great

Looking plant! I just can’t get over how beautifully it looks in all my tanks.
I placed it attaching to a driftwoods almost a month ago and it’s thriving!
Little brownish tips appear on some of them but I actually expected it as a transitional time for them. I simply trimmed it and keep enjoying it.
Highly recommend this plant, it’s really hard to kill :-))