Homalomena Sekadau is a flowering plant belonging to the same family as Bucephalandra. Its considered a rare plant and you're not likely going to see it at your local fish store. Like Buce, its an easy plant to care for and can be grown both submerged and emersed. Homalomena don't require that much lighting to thrive. They are slow growers and too much light can cause algae growth on the leaves, much like Anubias and Buce. To plant, simply attach the rhizome to rock or wood and place it into your aquarium. Propagate by cutting along the rhizome.
|Name||Homalomena sp. Sekadau South|
|Light Demand||Medium Light|
|Growth Rate||Moderate 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.