Aponogeton is a family of flowering aquatic plants. Growing Aponogeton is quite easy, even for a beginner.
They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Aponogeton aquarium plants grow from tubercles, and they require a rich substrate that provides enough nourishment to keep growing.
Aponogeton Plant overview
|Common Name||It is commonly called Green Bulb Plant or Wonder bulbs. The plant is also called the Betta Bulb.|
|Color||The bulb plant has leaves that are light green to olive green-brown, with small white flowers are formed on an erect stem.|
|Habitat/Origin||They are native of tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia|
|Average Size||The plant can grow to a height of about 12 inches in length.|
|Growth Rate||Aponogeton grows fast and thick.|
|Placement||The plant is a wonderful middle and background plant|
|Maintenance||Maintenance of this plant is easy. Aponogeton grows really quickly Aponogetons prefer low-intensity light. To minimize rotting, we have to trim the stems which are near the bulb.|
|Planting Methods||Select a middle or background for your bulb. Plant more than one and bury with a gap of 2-3 inches between each bulb. Plant the thicker end of the bulb in the soil. If the bulb has started to sprout then bury only the roots in the soil.|
|Ideal Setup||Aponogeton is an aquarium plant, which requires a mineral-rich substrate. Aponogeton does not need fertilizers, as the rhizomes are already loaded with nutrients.|
|Care Level||The care level of this plant is easy.|
|Supplements||Supplementation is not needed for the plant to grow and stay healthy.|
|Lighting||Aponogeton likes low-intensity light.|
|Water temperature||Aponogeton is bulb plants that enjoy temperatures ranging from 22-28°C. Plants grow well, in tanks with a pH of 6.5-7.5.|
|Propogation||Propagation is usually by seed and by dividing the Tuber/Rhizome.|
|Approx. Cost||This aquarium plant is quite cheap, there are available as low as $9 in the USA|
|Common Diseases||There are no diseases for this plant.|
|What to look for when buying||Healthy flowering bulbs should be solid when we touch the bulbs, and should weight is proportional to their size.|
|Related Specifies||Aponogeton ulvaceus, Aponogeton kannangarae, Aponogeton crispus , Aponogeton distachyos, Aponogeton natans|