Bucephalandra sp. 'Wavy Leaf'


Bucephalandra is an endemic genus of the tropical island Borneo. Most species are small-growing and have become a very popular design plant especially in aqua-scaping. Distinctive feature are their silvery looking spots on the upper side of the leaves. These stomata are more or less pronounced depending on the species. As a rheophyte, it grows best with its root system tied up on wood or stones. A special feature of many Bucephalandra species is their ability to bloom under water. For the smallest aquariums, the root covered with Bucephalandra is recommended - but also in larger aquariums for the foreground perfectly suitable.




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Plant profile

Genus: Bucephalandra
Species: pygmaea 'Bukit Kelam'
Family: Araceae
Origin: Borneo
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 20-28 °C
Growth rate: slow
Area: On wood or rock
Height: up to 8 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: soft to moderate
Co2: 0-20 mg/l
Propagation: rhizome cuttings