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    Bucephalandra pygmaea "Kapit"

    Bucephalandra pygmaea "Kapit"

    • Small leaves
    • Very dark, almost blueish
    • Browish-red leaf sheaths
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    Bucephalandra pygmaea is also known as Bucephalandra sp. "Kapit" or B. motleyana "Kapit". It comes from the south and the west of Sarawak. Up to now, it has only rarely been imported, and it is still not widely spread in the hobby. This especially beautiful small Bucephalandra variant grows to a height of only 3 cm and has very coarse dark leaves, often with a greyish-blue shine on the upper side and a reddish underside. The leaf forms vary. They are about 1 cm wide and sit on short stalks. The rhizomes and younger leaves are of a brownish red. The rhizomes are relatively short and thick, have a creeping to ascending growth habit and form many lateral shoots. If you remove the main shoot in older, mature plants, you will get especially dense bushes with very small leaves (in the beginning). Bucephalandra pygmaea grows and reproduces very slowly. You will find submersed flowers with a white spate time and again. Like all Bucephalandra variants, B. pygmaea attaches itself strongly to rocks with its roots. It is best cultivated as epiphyte.

    Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails or other invertebrates.

    SynonymsBucephalandra motleyana ''Kapit'', Bucephalandra sp. ''Kapit'', Microcasia pygmaea Becc.
    Complete botanical nameBucephalándra pygmáea (Becc.) P. B. Boyce & S. Y. Wong
    FamilyAraceae
    GenusBucephalandra
    Difficultyeasy
    Colourdark green, grey green
    UsageEpiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
    Growthvery slow
    pH value5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance20 - 26°C
    Carbonate hardness0 - 10°dKH
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationRhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    SourceFlowgrow
    Synonyms
    Bucephalandra motleyana ''Kapit'', Bucephalandra sp. ''Kapit'', Microcasia pygmaea Becc.
    Complete botanical name
    Bucephalándra pygmáea (Becc.) P. B. Boyce & S. Y. Wong
    Family
    Araceae
    Genus
    Bucephalandra
    Difficulty
    easy
    Colour
    dark green, grey green
    Usage
    Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
    Growth
    very slow
    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
    Source
    Flowgrow

    General information

    Item no.135.0110.01
    EAN
    Weight0,10 kg
    Shipping weight0,10 kg

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    Laurence A.
    Excellent - Very beautiful
    15th August 2015
    Bucephalandra pygmaea "Kapit" - single plant
    Bucephalandra pygmaea "Kapit" - single plant

    Plant received in excellent condition and with a very good size. This plant is smaller than other bucephalandras and grows slower. Excellent addition to any aquarium. (mehr lesen)