Aponogeton boivinianus

Along with many of the other Aponogeton sp. used in the aquarium plant trade, Florida Aquatic Nurseries grows Aponogeton boivinianusAponogeton boivinianus is native to the island nation of Madagascar.  Aponogeton boivinianus is an excellent focal point in a planted aquarium, displaying long, dark green leaves that have a hammered texture.  Aponogeton boivinianus are bulb plants and will sometimes go dormant.  Just be patient and new leaves will begin to sprout.  Sometimes it is helpful to take the bulb out of the aquarium for a resting period and keep it stored in moist sand until leaves begin to sprout.  Then plant the Aponogeton bulb back into the aquarium.

Common Name:      Aponogeton boivinianus

Family Name:            Aponogetonaceae

Native To:                  Madagascar

Lighting:                    Medium

Requirements:           Soft to medium hardness, loose substrate rich in nutrients                     

Growth Form:             Bulb

Growth Rate:              Medium

True Aquatic:              Yes

Placement in Tank:    Mid - Background, focal point plant

Available As:               Bare Root and Bulb