Blyxa aubertii, Bamboo plant, Roundfruit Blyxa (Blyxa aubertii)
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Blyxa aubertii, Bamboo plant, Roundfruit Blyxa (Blyxa aubertii)


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Common Name: Blyxa aubertii, Bamboo plant, Roundfruit Blyxa
Proper Name: Blyxa aubertii
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 23 - 28 C
PH: 5-7
Lighting: High
Growth Rate: Fast
Difficulty: Medium
Origin: South Asia and Australia
Position in Aquascape: Background,Mid-Ground
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Similar in care as the blyxa japonica. I have mine in 2wpg, flourite/sand mix, DIY co2, and soft, neutral to slightly acidic water. From plantgeek.com: "Care Fragile and rarely available. Soft acidic water with a nutrient rich substrate will aid in growth. Strong specimens can have up to 100 leaves. Most common propagation in the aquarium is by splitting, but strong specimens will readily flower. Flowers that reach above the waters surface will open, but are quite small. Flowers that are submerged are cleistogamous. ***Special note*** This plant seems to have a slight sensitivity to Flourish Excel. While it does not "melt" like some others, the color changes slightly and it seems to stress the plant enough to cause it to send out flowers."

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