• Aponogeton euryspermus - Red NT Lace plant


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen

    General information: The form cultivated has deep red leaves that grow submerse until there is a shortage in CO2 or some other stressor then the plant sends up floating leaves that are dark green oval shaped but red underneath.
    The flowers are yellow and it develops many small round red seeds.

    Cultivation notes : This plant has been a little difficult to cultivate in the past , but with recent advances in pH control with CO2 and nutrient management it is now less difficult.
    It comes from places with very soft water in sandstone escarpment areas and seems to do best when the hardness is low with a neutral pH, a temperature over 27 deg C.
    The leaves seem to develop faster and longer when in a current.

    Distribution : Found in the Kimberley region of WA as well as Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land.


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Article with thanks to & permission of Dave Wilson, Aquagreen
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. DiscusEden's Avatar
      DiscusEden -
      Flower of A. euryspermus
      http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ht=euryspermus

      Photo thanks to Plantnut

      Photo thanks to Plantnut

      Photo thanks to Plantnut

      Photo thanks to Plantnut
    1. DiscusEden's Avatar
      DiscusEden -
      Photos thanks to Samh:

      Quote Originally Posted by samh View Post
      One of my mature aponogeton euryspermus adult plants, it's getting a tad to big for me.

      Grown under medium lighting and pressurized co2, high lighting will produce nice submerged leaves like the one below



      Medium light - leaves are longer and bright green. Easy to grow providing adequate lighting and fertilizer



      Sam
    1. DiscusEden's Avatar
      DiscusEden -
      15/6/2014 - legal to own in QLD under certain provisions:
      http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...own-in-QLD-Why
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