Aponogeton ulvaceous

Florida Aquatic Nurseries grows Aponogeton ulvaceousAponogeton ulvaceous, along with many of the other Aponogetons used in the Aquarium plant trad, is an aquatic plant native to the island nation of Madagascar.   Aponogeton ulvaceous is an excellent aquarium plant as the central focal point in a planted aquarium displaying exceptionally attractive long translucent green leaves with undulated margins.  Aponogeton ulvaceous are bulb plants.  There are several different types based on flower color. Those with violet flowers do not appear to need a rest period and those with white or yellow flowers will benefit from a rest period.  If the leaves start to die back, the plant is approaching its dornamt period.  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 ulvaceous

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