Bolbitus (BULLET PROOF) heudelotii, African Water Fern

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As of 9-12-19 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 ;)
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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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Sweet Plant

Order one and got two! Plants are healthy and a good size.

Cool fern

This fern is so cool. The texture and color is amazing! Translucent almost, I love it. AND I got a very generous portion. Thanks D &staff

Bolbitis Heudelotii Order

I have attempted to order this plant from other vendors twice and both times I received the wrong plant. Ordered from Dustin and got a vary generous amount and the plant looks extremely healthy. Overall I’m stoked and will purchase my plants here again.


Very healthy looking plant. Thanks y'all


Hi!! I just had to give Dustin a review on this Bolbitus (and really all the plants he sent) first off I received a phone call stating that some of the plants I ordered didn’t look that great for them to sell to me.How very helpful they were !! So he told me he’d send me plants that were capable of growing and thriving in my Aquarium. But they did have the Bolbitus in stock!! And what was sent to me was a beautiful , healthy plant!!! This is one of my favorite plant species!! Thank you Dustin ! A most beautiful plant!! I’ll be ordering from you again soon!! Janet