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Aponogeton Longiplomulosus



Aponogeton Longiplomulosus occurs naturally in the fast-flowing waters of north-west Madagascar, Africa, which do not dry out all year round. It is a beautiful aquatic plant that makes an excellent backdrop in large aquariums. It is easy to keep and can be recommended for novice aquarists.

Aponogeton Longiplomulosus is a hardy plant with wavy leaves up to 4 cm wide and 40 cm long. The colouring of the leaves changes with their age. This plant can be of two species. In one form, we observe young, reddish-brown, wavy leaves and, later, slightly green. In older plants, the leaves are dark green and smooth. The second form has wavy leaves that are exclusively green to dark green. This is a bulbous plant.

Aponogeton Longiplomulosus

Aponogeton Longiplomulosus is destined for large aquariums. It is a relatively undemanding plant that has no particular requirements for water. After a certain time interval it goes into dormancy, after which it will begin to grow again (2-3 months) and may even flower.

Plant the plant in the background of the aquarium. Coarse-grained river sand is used as a substrate.

Water parameters: temperature 18-26° C, hardness dH 4-12°, pH 5,5-8,0. The aquarium should create a small stream of water using a pump. In general, the plant is undemanding and feels great even in hard water. Requires filtration and weekly replacement of 1/5 of the aquarium water with fresh.

Strong, diffuse lighting with 10-12 hours of light per day.

Aponogeton Longiplomulosus

Fertilising with macro- and micronutrients for better growth, colour support and general health is highly recommended for these plants. Feeding with CO2 is also desirable. A few lumps of clay can be placed under the roots of the plant to stimulate growth.

   


Reproduction

Aponogeton Longiplomulosus is propagated by tiny seeds (1.5-2 mm), which germinate immediately. The seeds are separated into a separate clean container and filled with water to a level of 3-5 cm. Make sure that the seedlings are not covered with algae, otherwise their growth will stop.

The plant can also be propagated by young offshoots that are formed on the tuber of the mother bush.

Aponogeton Longiplomulosus

Aponogeton Longiplomulosus blooms profusely, producing purple inflorescences, but despite this seeds are quite rare. In order to increase the likelihood of seed formation, pollen is artificially transferred from one flower to another.

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