Aponogeton Boivinianus (The Best Background Cichlid Plant We Sell)

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NOTE: The photos labeled "AS OF 2.21.23" is what the BULBS look like right now that you will receive when you purchase the BULBS.

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).

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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
Daniel Baines
Aponogeton boivinianus

Plants arrived looking great. Will be planting them today so we’ll have to wait and see how they do but I don’t anticipate any issues. Other plants I’ve received from Dustin have done very well so I’m definitely a repeat customer. The plants did have snails on them so if you don’t like them just simply rinse them off before placing them in your tank.

Nelson L.
Aponogeton boivinianus

It's surely alive and growing. You can see some growth on them.

Sebastian Sassi
My fish killed it in a day

Not sure how it's supposed to survive cichlids when mollies and platties and rosy barbs chewed it to bits in 36hrs. Waste of money.

Aponogeton Boivinianus

Arrived quickly and in BEAUTIFUL condition. I’m very pleased. I just hope it does as well in my tank as it did with Dustin in his.

Laurin Howard
Aponogetons - the fairest of them all

In my opinion, nothing beats an aponogeton - the bright, light color; the beauty of the shape of the plant; the almost dancing appearance as the delicate leaves move in the current. I have always felt that Aponogeton ulvaceus was one of the most beautiful aquarium plants in the hobby. I am happy to report that A. bolivianus is every bit as lovely! They have thrived in my tanks, and in only 2 weeks have nearly doubled their size! One word of warning, however, cichlids find them just attractive as we do, for different, edible reasons. :-)
Thanks, Dustin, for sending out such strong and healthy plants!! They are outstanding!