I have a huge one listed for $40 on eBay, and it could be a gem of a centerpiece in a tank. I'm seeing normal sized plants with 6-8 leaves going for $10-16 which might be my target size to bring to market, but this specimen is one of the breeding cows I'm putting out to test the market. I'm nurturing a small army of quarter to baseball sized plants, just planted 300 more. It could take me a year to get the rotation of volume I want, so I'm starting slow. There is a lot of confusion about taxonomy, but from what I can glean so far, the really long 3 inch wide (var. Fenestralis?) and my most abundant stock. The shorter broad leaf (like tennis racket head) (var. Major?) The third variety I've seen is listed in Europe consistently as Henkelianus and has a long thin, brighter lime green and very finely meshed lanciform leaf. Early on I killed off my three Henkelianus specimens with a rookie water quality mistake so will take those for a spin again soon when I set up another pool. If I remember correctly, one had a triple flower spike before being snatched from the jaws of victory.
Bump: Leave 1/3 of the bulb above substrate making sure growing tip faces up, give medium daylight balanced light and a bit of rich organic substrate or aquarium soil (I use Sta-green, Miracle Gro) below gravel. Laguna plant spike for pond plants in soil near bulb, because they have complete micronutrients and no copper, which is poisonous to the genus Aponogeton. Root Tabs have copper, wouldn't risk it. Generous Co2 infusion on timer solenoid is essential, as is algae control.
Also, soluble iron and macro-nutrient water column dosing keeps 'em green and happy.
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