Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Madagascar Lace
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Madagascar Lace
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Madagascar Lace (Aponogeton madagascariensis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Color Form Green
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 3-6, pH 6.0-7.0
Max. Size 2' 1"
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Aponogetonaceae
Lighting High
Supplements Trace Elements, CO2 Fertilization, Iron, Potassium
Placement Mid-ground
Propagation Bulbs, Seeds
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Overview

Aponogeton madagascariensis which is known as the Madagascar Lace Plant, is one of the most highly prized plants in the hobby. Its leaves are broad and long with a very delicate lace appearance. Under the right conditions, these plants will flower regularly in the aquarium. This plant is more demanding than most, but is well worth the extra effort.

Plant the Madagascar Lace Plant singly in the mid-ground part of the aquarium as a focal point. Trim any dead tips on these plants, to inhibit the entire leaf from decaying. Do not allow algae or any other debris to settle on or within the leaves. Provide a high amount of light in the range of 3 to 5 watts per gallon, using full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs.

Reproduction with this plant occurs through bulb separation, or formation of seeds after flowering. Allow the new plant to develop a root system and immature leaves prior to separating it from the mother plant. At that time, it can then be planted in a different location.

The Madagascar Lace Plant benefits from regular additions of CO2, iron rich fertilizers, and trace elements. It is shipped in its bulb form and will not have fully developed leaves. Under the right conditions, the leaves will quickly take form.

Approximate Purchase Size: Bulb. 1" to 2"; Bare Root. 8" to 12"

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Customer Testimonials

Philip A Houston , TX
It took awhile for my bulb to produce, but when it did, I couldn't be more happier. This plant is absolutely awesome looking. So unique and I hope it propagates so I can have more!
Dale D Rigby , ID
I don't know why this is considered a difficult plant to grow. I only partially buried the bulb in the substrate, and within 3 days it was sprouting leaves! In 2 weeks the leaves had begun to unfurl! I used no CO2, and only have a 15 watt bulb for a 20 gallon tank. All I used was a good quality aquarium plant fertilizer twice a week!
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