Aponogeton Boivinianus (The Best Background Cichlid Plant We Sell)
Now shipping Aponogeton Boivinianus! A nice fast growing plant once it gets settled. Aponogeton boivinianus is a large, strong plant which is suitable for large aquariums. A bulb plant from Madagascar. In favorable conditions it can form very large leaves (up to 30" long and 3" wide).
Currently the plants we are shipping are about 8-10 inches tall. (The grow season is winding down and the days in the greenhouse are shorter)
The oldest leaves are deep dark-green, while younger leaves are light-green and sometimes brownish until they are fully developed. In the wild Aponogeton boivinianus is found in fast-flowing water, and it prefers some flow in the aquarium water. It needs a dormant period when the bulb does not produce leaves. This plant will give you a nice contrast in your planted aquarium.
The leaves are nice and thick and can handle the abuse of some fish. If you want a contrast and a plant that gets big. Grab an Apongeton Boivinianus. (If you want to get extra fancy, check out our Madagascar Lace Plants for sale....not as beefy, but with lace leaves :)
Care Scale of 1-10: ( 1- it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)
Aponogeton Boivinianus is a 2. It doesn't like to be moved initially. For best results with this plant run it in a ph above 7.
Can handle super low lighting, grows faster in high light. If you blast this plant with light- It will reward you with Blasting GROWTH!
Where to Plant:
Background Plant- You might try it as a mid ground plant for contrast in a larger tank.