Bucephalandra ‘Caterina’ – Potted

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GTIN: 5413953076933
EAN: 5413953076933
Brand: Aqualine
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Description

Bucephalandra Caterina, a captivating aquatic plant, hails from the Borneo region in Southeast Asia. Specifically, it can be found growing in the Kalimantan province of Indonesia, where it thrives in lush, tropical rainforests.

In its natural habitat, Bucephalandra Caterina is often discovered clinging to rocks, driftwood, and submerged tree roots in the slow-moving streams and rivers. Its ability to survive both submerged and emersed makes it a versatile and resilient species in varying water conditions.

This unique plant exhibits remarkable visual appeal. Bucephalandra Caterina showcases vibrant, elongated green leaves with a glossy appearance, adorned with intricate patterns and intricate veining. Its growth pattern allows for a dense and compact appearance, creating a striking contrast against the aquarium or terrarium backdrop.

To cultivate Bucephalandra in an aquarium, provide it with moderate to low lighting conditions to prevent excessive algae growth. A nutrient-rich substrate and stable water parameters are essential. It appreciates the addition of liquid fertilizers to promote healthy growth and to enhance its distinctive coloration. The plant propagates by producing rhizomes, and new plants can be formed by dividing these rhizomes.

For terrarium enthusiasts seeking to grow Bucephalandra Caterina, maintaining high humidity levels is crucial. Plant it in a well-draining substrate without burying the rhyzome, and ensure consistent misting or watering to mimic the moist conditions of its natural habitat.

The ideal placement for Bucephalandra Caterina in an aquarium would be on hardscape elements like rocks or driftwood. Its slow growth rate makes it an excellent candidate for foreground or mid-ground placement, as it will not quickly outgrow its designated area and require frequent trimming.

As a slow-growing plant, Bucephalandra Caterina demands patience from the aquarist or terrarium keeper. Expect gradual growth, with new leaves unfurling occasionally over time. However, its alluring appearance and the rewards of watching its steady development make it a cherished addition to any aquascape or high-humidity terrarium. With proper care and attention, Bucephalandra Caterina will flourish and become a focal point of admiration in any aquatic or terrestrial setting.

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Weight 0.1 kg
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Place of origin

Borneo

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