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(Information written by Aquarzon based on actual growing experience, observations and research. Please do not copy any information or photos)
Portion Size : Around 5-7 Leaves
Bucephalandra Rosemary is a rare small to medium, needle leaves Buce species.
Aquarzon observes this species as having very narrow and beautiful dark leaves.
We compared this to other narrow-leaf varieties like Catherinae, Belindae and Velvet and from what we observe, Bucephalandra Rosemary do have some distinct differences.
We are listing the differences we observe here so that our customers can identify the true species from the others:
1) Rosemary usually has more needle-like leaves (narrower)
2) Rosemary usually has smoother and less wavy edges
3) The ends/tips of the leaves usually have a smooth curve
4) Rosemary usually has leaves growing a bit curling down which is clearly demonstrated in the photos we took here
This is a less common variety and is excellent as a special feature plant in an aquarium, especially when attached to a lava rock.
This variety offered by Aquarzon is understood to be the true variety based on extensive checks with many different sources.
By buying here, you can be assured of this being the true Bucephalandra Rosemary variety and not other more common varieties like Catherinae, Belindae or Velvet. We have grown Catherinae and Velvet for many years and can identify the differences between Rosemary and them.
Our original stock was sourced from a local aquarium hobbyist and is aquarium submersed grown for around 2 years.
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
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.