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Aponogeton Ulvaceus

Post by guppyguy on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:26 pm

Aponogeton ulvaceus is one of the most beautiful bulb species of the Aponogetons. The leaves are delicate light green and transparent with ruffled look. A single bulb can produce more than 40 leaves, 60 cm long (24 inches). This means that the plant is best as a solitary plant in large aquariums as background plant (the plant becomes up to 50 cm wide). It is relatively tolerant, and thrives in both soft and hard water, pH: 6.0 - 7.5, particularly if CO2 is added. It flowers often producing purple, yellow and white flower clusters. It grows very fast under ideal conditions. Needs both water column liquid fertilizers and substrate fertilizers. A very Beautiful plant.

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Re: Aponogeton Ulvaceus

Post by Orlon11 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:38 pm

That's a beautiful plant! Now if only I had a larger tank...
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Post by guppyguy on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:57 pm

Orlon11 wrote:That's a beautiful plant! Now if only I had a larger tank...

Yes the minimum tank I would say for this plant is a 55 gallon. But big beautiful leaves for sure.

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Re: Aponogeton Ulvaceus

Post by cephalotus on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:56 pm

Haha lol I just got one of these a few months ago, at the same time as my threadfins. When I received the bulb it had only a few short leaves, maybe 6" long. It is now in my 30 gallon. The base/roots of the plant are at one end of the tank and the leaves have grown up and across the surface of the tank all the way to the far side, completely covering the surface (making the leaves even longer than 36" if you include the petiole/stalk). There must be at least 20 of them. The fish don't mind, I think they like the cover.

I also got an A. madagascariensis bulb at the same time, and it produced a flower for me almost immediately. It is a much slower grower and only has maybe three large leaves on it (but it began as just a bulb with not much foliage at all). Maybe I'll try to get some good shots of the lace plant to post on here Smile
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Re: Aponogeton Ulvaceus

Post by KristaLynn on Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:54 am

Cephalotus if the aponogeton reproduces for you I'd love one for my 35g tall!
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Post by cephalotus on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:30 pm

Will do! They reproduce by bulb splitting which I believe is a slower process than being able to divide by roots. But I'll check it for additional bulbs when i can!
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