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    Bolbitis heudelotii

    African water fern

    Bolbitis heudelotii

    African water fern

    • Time-tested, robust epiphyte
    • Typical fern-like appearance
    • Transparent bottle-green leaves
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    Description

    The African water fern is a beautiful, time-tested aquatic fern with transparent bottle green feathered leaves. It is a popular plant in aquascaping, where it is mainly used for decorating the hardscape (rocks and driftwood). It is especially nice in Nature Aquaria, but also highly decorative in every standard planted tank.Bolbitis heudelotii attaches itself to objects but will also grow on the substate. Just make sure you do not cover the rhizome as it might otherwise rot away.Growth is sped up a lot by the addition of CO2 and fertilisation in the water. Bolbitis heudelotii develops best in soft, slightly acidic water, however, it is a relatively undemanding plant and will also grow in medium-hard water.Easy to propagate: Simply cut the creeping rhizome. Tolerates hard pruning.

    Bolbitis heudelotii (Bory ex FÉE) Alston, or African water fern, is widely distributed in the African tropics. There it grows attached to rocks or driftwood with its roots, in spray zones and inundation areas of rapidly flowing rivers and rivulets. In West Afrika it is often found in the same habitats as Anubias barteri varieties.

    Very much like Java fern (Microsorum pteropus) and Anubias, Bolbitis heudelotii possesses a creeping rhizome, on which the leaves and roots grow. Its submersed leaves are single to double pinnate, transparent and bottle-green, whereas the emersed leaves are single pinnate, of a matte green, and rather hard. The entire plant is brittle.
    There seem to be several forms of B. heudelotii in cultivation, which differ a bit even when kept under the same conditions. (read more)

    SynonymsGymnopteris heudelotii Bory ex Fée
    Complete botanical nameBolbítis heudelótii (Bory ex Fée) Alston
    FamilyDryopteridaceae
    GenusBolbitis
    Difficultyeasy
    UsageEpiphyte (growing on hardscape), Background, Midground
    Growthslow
    pH value5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance18 - 27°C
    Carbonate hardness0 - 12°dKH
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationRhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?yes
    SourceFlowgrow
    Synonyms
    Gymnopteris heudelotii Bory ex Fée
    Complete botanical name
    Bolbítis heudelótii (Bory ex Fée) Alston
    Family
    Dryopteridaceae
    Genus
    Bolbitis
    Difficulty
    easy
    Usage
    Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Background, Midground
    Growth
    slow
    pH value
    5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance
    18 - 27°C
    Carbonate hardness
    0 - 12°dKH
    General hardness
    0 - 30°dGH
    Propagation
    Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?
    yes
    Source
    Flowgrow

    General information

    Item no.135.0004.01
    EAN5703249006004
    Weight0,00 kg
    Shipping weight0,10 kg

    Customer reviews

    This item has been rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
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    Jörg K.
    ....sucht seinesgleichen!
    21st September 2014
    Bolbitis heudelotii - pot
    Bolbitis heudelotii - pot
    African water fern

    Egal was ich an Pflanzen bisher bestellt habe. Es gibt keinen mir Bekannten Händler von Aquarienpflanzen der eine so gute Qualität und einen so schnellen Versand hat.

    Peter S.
    Absolut empfehlenswert!
    8th October 2016
    Bolbitis heudelotii - in Vitro XL
    Bolbitis heudelotii - in Vitro XL
    African water fern

    Ich erhielt eine sehr schöne Pflanze in einem sehr guten Zustand. Der Becher war sehr gut gefüllt und ich konnte eine Wurzel komplett begrünen.

    Roby F.
    Sehr tolle Pflanze
    3rd December 2015
    Bolbitis heudelotii - pot
    Bolbitis heudelotii - pot
    African water fern

    Die Pflanze ist gut verpackt angekommen. Leider waren einige Blätter bereits abgestorben beim transport und dies führte zu einem unangenehmen Geruch