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Re: Aponogeton madagascariensus
Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
I currently have several plants in my tank of that species. What I do
is keep the leaves algae free and in a colder enviroment. From my
research there pref's are this: PH 5.5 - 6.5, 2-3 dCH, 60° - 70° F
(20° - 22° C) abundant fertilization and peat filteration, Please note
that they observe a dormant period in which they shed all or most all of
there leaves during the colder months. Also I have found that if you
don't observe the dormant period then they will look raggy.
My tank is 78° now, they seem to be doing ok but not displaying much
leafs but alot of roots. The root structure is about twice the size of
the bulb itself. This winter I am anticipitation that the temp will
drop and am hoping that it will flower.
Good luck with your bulbs as I am told they are an extremely hard plant
to care for.
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 16:43:36 GMT
> From: ajreed at home_com (Andrea Reed)
> Subject: Aponogeton madagascariensus
> I am a bit confused about this plant, and am wondering about other
> people's experiences with it. I tried growing it without success a
> number of years ago. Since the plant comes from Madagascar, I would
> have assumed that it needed fairly warm water, but I note that Baensch
> says it needs a maximum temperature of 22 degrees C (72 F). Other
> references have stated that the water temperature should be higher,
> with the temperature around 25/25 C (78/79 F). Has anyone
> successfully kept this plant, and if so, how did they go about it?
> - -Andrea
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