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Tropica on Wood Bolbitis heudelotii

by Tropica
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$35.00
SKU TRO007YWS

Bolbitis heudelotii

Mangrove wood with a rooted Bolbitis.

Bolbitis comes from West Africa, a fern with very beautiful transparent green leaves, 15-40 cm tall and wide. When planting do not cover the rhizome because it will rot, and it is best to plant Bolbitis heudelotii on a root or stone. Keep the plant in position with fishing line until it has gained a hold. Easy to propagate by splitting the horizontal rhizome. Growth can be increased considerably by supplying CO2, and is only optimal in soft, slightly acidic water.

Plant info

Type:

Rhizomatous

Origin:

Africa

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate:

Slow

Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height:

15 - 30+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand:

Medium

The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2 :

Medium

A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.

Plants that require a little extra

  • The plants require 20-40 lumen (or ½ watt T5) per litre to thrive.

  • CO2 supply is recommended to help plants grow with good colour and density.

  • Weekly maintenance times of ½-1 hour will be required depending on the growth and development of the plants.

  • Bottom substrate and liquid fertilisers are required. Special fertiliser is recommended.