Originally Posted by Crispino Ramos
Ikuzo, Thanks for posting the picture. I have five plants of Bucephalandra sp Sintang and one of them flowered. The flowers are white thick and waxy - I trim the flowers so the plant don't go to seed (slowing the vegetative growth).
can they seed underwater?
mine flowers frequently in the emersed setup
i never bother with the flowers
maybe i'll trim them to see if it helps the plant grow faster
I was wondering.. can anyone tell me if it would be safe to transfer my Buce Kedagang from being totally underwater, to an emersed condition? How would one go about doing this?
The reason I want to do it, is that I think they grow faster and with less problems, like algae out of the water. I'd like to grow it out, and once it gets bigger, take some clippings and return them to my aquarium.
put them in a closed container with high humidity
preferably in a pot so you can check things, clean, move them easily
i kept my pots in a used tank with water at substrate level
lighting should be way less than what you have in your tank (water depth diminish light a lot). if you keep the emersed tank outdoor like mine, keep them shaded all the time. ambient sunlight is good. direct sunlight? try at your own risk
Although it does look like Sintang, it is totally a guess as to what location this Bucephalandra came from. There are at least a few other ecotypes that look very similar in appearance. Labeling it as such would only hurt the hobby by potentially spreading a mislabeled plant around.
I have a few Bucephalandra floating in my tanks that I've lost track of their identities. I've pretty much chucked them up to being 'mutts' since I cannot verify their location info. Sad that I turned a $50 plant to a $10-20 plant because I lost track of their identities.
yes, too many variations
not sure with specific location buce or scientific name. i read there's only 3 species named now? others are just labelled with color variations or the name of the place where they came
i lost track some of my crypts also because of my laziness to label them properly
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