Aponogeton ulvaceus

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Aponogeton ulvaceus - Baker, 1881
Aponogeton ulvaceus

[edit] Overview

This is an ideal midground plant with light green, translucent, ruffled-edged leaves. The leaves can develop a reddist cast in brighter lighting.

Ulvaceus is the parent of many hybrid varieties of popular Aponos, and any of them will serve well as a medium-sized, but beautifully formed specimen plant.

Family: Aponogetonaceae

Other common name(s):

  • Ulvaceus
  • Compact Apono

Native range:

Habitat: Variable habitats from still to moving waterways; shade and sunlight. It is found in temporary pools as well as permanent bodies of water.

Maximum height: 40 cm (16 in)

Lighting: Moderate to very bright.

Placement: Midground

Water: Freshwater 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 27 °C (300 K, 81 °F)

[edit] Feeding

CO2 fertilization and nutritious substrate preferred for optimal growth and coloration.

[edit] Breeding/Propagation

Seed, rarely through adventitious plantlets.

[edit] Notes

This is one of the most useful of the Aponos, as it will not become a burden through excessive height and one root can produce more than 40 leaves. There are several varieties; some require dormancy and some do not. Those Ulvaceus with purple flowers are easier to propagate and do not require a rest period and those with yellow and white flowers are a little more difficult to reproduce and do require dormancy. There are many hybrids of this species and it is difficult to discern which would be the true species.

Reference: 101 Best Aquarium Plants
Text credit: MES
Facts about Aponogeton ulvaceusRDF feed
Common name Aponogeton ulvaceus  +, Ulvaceus  +, and Compact Apono  +
Family Aponogetonaceae  +
Genus Aponogeton  +
Lighting Moderate to very bright.  +
Maximum height 16 in  +
Native range Madagascar  +
Placement Midground  +
Reference 101 Best Aquarium Plants  +
Specific name ulvaceus  +
Text credit MES  +
Water max temp 300 K (27 °C, 81 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Freshwater  +