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Bucephalandra motleyana "braun/rot - Narrow" was originally imported from the area around Serimbu, West Kalimantan, into the Netherlands, under the name Bucephalandra motleyana. It has been in cultivation since around 2004. B. motleyana "braun/rot - Narrow" differs from B. motleyana "braun/rot" by longer, more flexible leaves and a looser growth habit. It has a creeping rhizome. Young leaves are of a light brownish red to apricot colour, older leaves are slightly shiny and dark green to brown. This Bucephalandra variant grows comparatively fast. Under water it often flowers, forming a small pale pink spathe.
Like other Bucephalandra variants, "braun/rot - Narrow" can either be used as epiphytic plant for hardscape or be fixed on the substrate, e.g. with a small rock or a planting needle. Do not cover the rhizome, as it might rot. The roots will find their way into the substrate.
|Synonyms||Bucephalandra motleyana ''Braun-rot narrow''|
|Colour||dark green, red brown|
|Usage||Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group|
|pH value||5 - 7|
|Temperature tolerance||20 - 26°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 - 10°dKH|
|General hardness||0 - 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Bucephalandra motleyana ''Braun-rot narrow''|
|dark green, red brown|
|Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group|
|5 - 7|
|20 - 26°C|
|0 - 10°dKH|
|0 - 30°dGH|
|Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
Plant received in excellent condition and with a very good size. This plant has bigger leaves and more narrow than braun/rot. I recommend without doubt! (read more)
Plant received in excellent condition and with a very good size.
This plant has bigger leaves and more narrow than braun/rot.
I recommend without doubt!