Buce Red Mini is a farm grown variant of Bucephalandra that has just recently been propagated for in vitro growth.. This is a very rare plant, which is made even more rare by the fact that its grown in tissue culture. As the name suggests, it has very small leaves which can develop a nice reddish purple tint when grown submerged over a long period of time. Like all Buce, this plant grows extremely slow and it can take almost half a year for this tissue culture cup to grow in. It can be propagated by cutting the rhizome and attached to driftwood and rocks using super glue gel or thread.
|Name||Bucephalandra 'Red Mini'|
|Light Demand||Low Light|
|Growth Rate||Slow Growth|
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.