VERY RARE TRUE BUCEPHALANDRA PINK MARTINI - Bucephalandra sp. 'Pink Martini'
Quality Control Policy - Indoor Grown, Free from Outdoor Pests & Frequent Plants Health & Algae Check
Fast Delivery - 95% delivered within 1-3 days after posted
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 Pink Martini is a very rare smaller leaves Buce species that can grow light pink, light cream and light to medium green coloured leaves. The stock that Aquarzon is propagating is the true Pink Martini which is very hard to source in Australia.
Many photos on Google are showing Bucephalandra Pink Martini in its emersed form whereby the pink is stronger. When this species is grown submersed, the new leaves are usually much paler (rather than being strong pink). Aquarium submersed grown leaves are usually more towards light pink to cream and light to a medium green tone.
Bucephalandra Pink Martini is not a stable variety which means that its new leaves can be sometimes pink and sometimes not pink. Sometimes new leaves can be just green. There is no time limit as to when new leaves would be pink or not pink. Sometimes, new leaves can be pink for half a year and then for the next year, new leaves are just mostly green for example. This is a natural occurrence with this particular variety and is part of the growing journey for any hobbyist keeping this very rare variety. The best chance to increase the possibility of new pink leaves is to grow them in an aquarium with higher lighting.
Bucephalandra Pink Martini is one of the few all-time very rare varieties. It is one of the rarest Bucephalandra species, alongside Bucephalandra Dark Skeleton King, Red Angel etc.
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.