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Bucephalandra pygmaea "Kapit"

Bucephalandra pygmaea "Kapit"

  • Small leaves
  • Very dark, almost blueish
  • Browish-red leaf sheaths
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Description

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.

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
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

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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. (read more)