08-30-2018, 08:27 AM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Arlington, Texas
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| | Re: Bucephalandra
Plant 1 was called Brownie Blue when Alex purchased them about 3 years ago but looks like Brownie Jade. Plant 3 looks like Green Wavy. think Alex bought 6 different varieties of buces back then and all of the names have changed multiple times since then. Some of them survived and quite a few perished. I am certainly not a buce expert but I have had luck growing them out. I will continue to grow them and when I have too many, I will distribute them club members. They were all originally purchased with money from the club treasury and I'm not sure Alex has the contact info for the seller. If he does, I will contact the seller and see if he can identify them.
I will try to bring a few samples of the different types of buces I have to the next meeting. Hopefully, someone in the club is better at buce identifications. I am currently growing out a version I believe to be Lamandau Mini but it is an extremely slow grower. I think it would do well in nano tanks.
One thing I have noticed about all of the versions of Buces I have growing is while CO2 is not required, it is recommended for healthy thick growth but the key is not to have too much light on them. In my high light tanks, I have fast growing stems that shade the buces and they grow more compact and flower frequently. I also have to keep a good water flow going in their tanks or just like anubias and other slow growing rhizome plants, they will develop cladaphora and black beard algae.