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CAF
10-30-2007, 03:14 PM
Scientific Name: Aponogeton bovinianus

Synonyms: None found
Common Name: None found

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Aponogeton bovinianus is found wild in the following countries/locations:

None naturally. Plant is a cultivar. Has been found growing feral in several streams.


As far as keeping this plant in the aquarium the following information should help:

Aponogeton boivinianus does best in alkaline water with a loose and nutrient rich substrate. However this plant is pretty hardy and can adapt to a multitude of water conditions. The plant will occasionally form runners with floating leaves, although this rarely occurs in the aquaria. If this does occur, you will want to remove the leaf's stem at the base of the plant to encourage the plant to form smaller low lying leaves. If you do not, all of the lower leaves will die back leaving only the floating leaves. The best temperature range for this plant is between 62 and 80 degrees Farenheit. If your plant flowers, it will form a bi-stemed white flower above the surface of the water. After it flowers you may want to allow the plant to rest. You do this by removing the bulb and storing in a cool dry location for a few months. I do not recommend resting a plant that still has leaves attached and looks healthy. Wait until the majority of the leaves have died back and then pull the bulb.

sergo
10-30-2007, 03:23 PM
be advised these plants can get big if the right conditions are met.

Incredulous_Ed
10-30-2007, 06:23 PM
two to four of these plants will easily fill a 75 gallon if ther are good conditions.