Bucephalandra are growing in popularity. Their varied forms add depth and complexity to aquascapes, and their slow growing nature allows for easier long term maintenance. However many hobbyists struggle with melting and algae infestation. These can easily be avoid if we understand a little more.
“Aerial roots” refer to roots that often grow out of the internodes of stem plants midway up the stem, above the substrate. Why do these roots appear? Are they cause for concern? What can we do if we find them unsightly?
If your plants don't seem to be able to survive for long in your aquarium, one reason might be that these are not aquatic plants in the first place. Or rather, these plants need to grow emersed (i.e partially submerged) and cannot survive permanently under water. We cover 3 common plants in this category.
HC refers to Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba', sometimes also called dwarf baby tears. MC refers to Micranthemum 'monte carlo’. Both are common and popular. However while they look quite similar, they are actually vastly different.