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Bucephalandra sordidula ("Melawi")

Bucephalandra sordidula ("Melawi")

  • Also known as Bucephalandra sp. "Melawi"
  • Narrow leaves with strongly undulate margins
  • Creeping habit
  • Coppery red hues, iridescent green
  • Light pink spathe
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Description

Bucephalandra sordidula was introduced around 2011 as B. sp. "Melawi" and is also traded under other names, e.g. Bucephalandra sp. "Titan". This species was described in 2014 and is found on Borneo only in the vicinity of Nanga Pinoh, Melawi. There it grows attached to rock along streams, depending on the water level emersed and submerged. Hitherto Bucephalandra sordidula is still very rare in the hobby, and confusingly also other Bucephalandra species are offered with the name "Melawi".

It is a relatively small Bucephalandra variant with longish narrow short-stalked leaves with a slightly undulate margin.The leaf tip is round with a small point. Especially the young leaves have a nice coppery colour with iridescent green hues, older leaves are dark green. The underside of the leaf is of a silvery white with a brownish-red central vein. The rhizome has a more or less creeping growth habit. The plant will flower frequently under water. It grows pretty slowly; medium lighting, CO2 and good nutrient supply via the water column are recommendable.

Bucephalandra sordidula is especially nice when planted in larger groups. Like many other variants of the genus Bucephalandra you can use it as epiphytic plant on the hardscape or fix it 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.

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

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Trader names Bucephalandra cf. motleyana ''Melawi'', Bucephalandra sp. ''Melawi'', Bucephalandra sp. ''Titan''
Complete botanical name Bucephalándra sordídula Wong & Boyce
Family Araceae
Genus Bucephalandra
Difficulty easy
Colour dark green, red brown, wine-red
Usage Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Growth 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
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Trader names
Bucephalandra cf. motleyana ''Melawi'', Bucephalandra sp. ''Melawi'', Bucephalandra sp. ''Titan''
Complete botanical name
Bucephalándra sordídula Wong & Boyce
Family
Araceae
Genus
Bucephalandra
Difficulty
easy
Colour
dark green, red brown, wine-red
Usage
Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Growth
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
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

General information

Item no. 135.0005.00
EAN
Weight 0,00 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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Laurence A.
Very nice plant!!!!
11th February 2015

Very happy to put this plant in my aquarium, it looks awesome. Hope it adapts and gives nice leaves and beautiful flowers.

David L.
Einfach schön
3rd November 2014

Ich hatte zwar eine etwas größere Pflanze erwartet, aber das ist halt immer schwer, wenn man bestellt. (read more)

Sven B.
absolut empfehlenswert
4th February 2015

Schöne kräftige Pflanzen mit schön gewellten satt grünen Blättern, sehr gute Wurzeln. Versand und Verpackung wie immer sehr gut .

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