The Bucephalandra resemble Anubias very much and should be treated the same way. They usually grow more or less epiphytic in or near water.
Bucephalandra pygmea 'Red' does best at lower light levels and is very easy to grow. The leaves are of a very dark green or leathery red color. Numerous tiny, white dots and sometimes a faint, metallic, blue color will appear on submerse leaves. Size of leaf is 2-4 cm wide, 4-6 cm long and usually it will present wavy edges.
Do not cover the creeping rhizome when planting. This will cause the plant to rot and die.
|Height (cm)||5 - 10+|
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro (literally: in the glass) in a nutrient-rich synthetic growing medium, either liquid or gel, without the presence of any other lifeforms. This guarantees a pest and disease-free specimen, while also providing accuracy throughout the trade.
Tissue culture plants should be removed from the cup as soon as possible. All plants grow on some sort of synthetic growing medium, ranging anywhere from liquid to jelly to firm gel. This should be removed and rinsed off. Gently massage the roots between your fingers until the gel dissolves away. Most plants can be broken up into smaller pieces and spread out in your aquarium. Smaller pieces are easier to plant.