RARE BUCE MINI VELVET DARK BLUE - Bucephalandra sp. 'Mini Velvet Dark Blue'
Quality Control Policy - Indoor Grown, Free from Outdoor Pests & Frequent Plants Health & Algae Check
Safe Australia Post Express Delivery - All plants are carefully packed with multiple layers of protection to ensure safe arrival
Submersed Grown Quality Policy -95% of our plants are patiently submersed grown in our aquarium to help you avoid plant transition melting issues that affect many tissue culture & emersed grown plants when planted underwater in an aquarium
(Information written by Aquarzon based on actual growing experience, observations and research. Please do not copy any information or photos)
Portion Size : Around 5 Leaves
Portion Type: Unattached or Attached to Rock depending on option selected
Growth Speed : Slow-Very Slow
Difficulty Level : Easy
Temperature : 10-30°C
PH Range : 5.5-7.8
Min. Light Needs: Low
Origin : Borneo, Asia
Bucephalandra Mini Velvet Dark Blue is a relatively rare species of narrow and medium leaves Buce that grows small, beautiful leaves which are dark blue to green in colour. In Aquarzon's Bucephalandra collection, this Buce has the most blue tone of them all.
Under ideal conditions which include Co2 supplementation, high lighting intensity and preferably RGB lighting, it can produce stunning quality dark blue leaves. In low tech aquarium tanks, the dark blue colour of its leaves can still be maintained and can still be visible (but on a lesser scale) under most lighting types and most lighting angles.
This Bucephalandra Mini Velvet Dark Blue is quite a variable species as can be seen from the photos Aquarzon have taken over the period of one year. All of the photos taken here are showing the exact same clump. During the initial several months, it had much narrower and wavy leaves. As time passed, it became less narrow and less wavy. Over time, it also grew slightly smaller leaves. The current form of this Buce is less narrow, less wavy and small leaves which are still dark blue to green in colour tone, which is truly beautiful and great for any aquascape that needs a special bluish plant.
Aquarzon has grown and cared for this Bucephalandra for more than 3 years ago and we were able to get the initial stock as part of a near $1000 Australian aquarium grown purchase from a local Buce hobbyist. The 2 main aspects we love about this species is its beautiful colour and its variable pattern changes over the year of growth.
Please note that not every piece has the same colour tone as it can change based on aquarium conditions that vary from time to time. For example, even by just moving it from center to a side of an aquarium, its new growth may be greener due to the reduction in lighting received. Aquarium lighting can also affect its appearance. Under pure white lighting, most Buce appear greener and under RGB LED aquarium lighting, most Buce usually reflect more colourful tones.
The Bucephalandra rhizome for sale here by Aquarzon here is indoor aquarium submersed grown. It is not emersed or tissue culture which can suffer melting when transitioned to an aquarium. This leads to ammonia and organics increase, making it susceptible to algae issues like BBA. It is also not pond grown which can carry outdoor parasites and diseases. It is also not harvested from the wild as it is non-legal and can cause extinction. The Buce rhizome for sale here is naturally aquarium-propagated which takes a long time due to its very slow growth rate.
Majority of our Buce is aquarium submersed grown for 1-3 years and only sold once they meet our quality standards. The price reflects the care, effort and time in propagating these very slow-growing plants (some growing just 1 leaf in 2 weeks).
By purchasing from Aquarzon, you are assured of quality, indoor aquarium submersed grown Bucephalandra that do not suffer diseases or emerse-to-submerse melting issues that can affect emersed-grown Bucephalandra and support sustainable growth efforts which helps protect them from extinction.