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I always heard this was one of the hardest aquarium plants to keep. I ordered it on a whim to see how it would do in my tank, and so far, I've been pleasantly surprised. When it arrived only a few weeks ago, its leaves were about a foot long. Now it is almost to the top of my 55 gallon! I have it in an 82 degree F, 2.4 wpg South American community that I dose with diy co2, potassium, iron, phosphate, trace elements, and root tabs. My substrate is Eco-complete.
I've now ordered A. Madagascariensis twice from Aquariumplants.com. The first order were fantastic. All bulbs sprouted within 48 hours and rapidly grew into large flowering show pieces. The second order produced all duds. Not a single sprout or sign of life. To make matters worse, I sent an email to Aquariumplants.com and they never bothered to respond.
I was not expecting to get such a large vivacious plant. It's fabulous! I'm a bit nervous about my skill in growing it, but very happy to to my best. Thank you for sending me such a nice specimen!
I received 3x bulbs with my order and must say I am impressed so far. They are 2 weeks in and have atleast 5 leaves each stretching up to 8 inches. One even has 2 plants growing on it. Very happy with this purchase. I run 7500k led plant lights with no c02 ,a ph of a little over 7, and I prefer sand for my planted tank. I would suggest keeping them in a spot where a lot of light wont hit the leaves. In my experience algea will bloom and choke the plant out.
Plant arrived in good condition but compared to the other reviews mine was very small. Plant has 5 leaves, 4 about 4 inches and 1 about 6 inches. I expected something much larger for the price.
this has to be my favorite plant we ordered for our new set up. two arrived beautifully large and in each corner of the 125 gallon tank. i love this plant and i am a customer for life here.
I ordered a trio of Madagascar Lace bulbs for my 65 Gallon tank, and I've never seen growth like this...They dominate the center of my tank, with leaves over 20" long and 6" wide. They look more like cricket bats than leaves! I'm not even doing anything special as far as substrate, using only the same fine red river gravel I've had in my tank for the last 30+ years. I recently repositioned them so that they were in a quieter corner of my tank, and noticed that the root systems was extremely well developed on all three plants. I can only imagine how prolific they would be growing if I was using Laterite or a potting soil/fine gravel substrate instead of just gravel. I will definitely be buying more of these bulbs when I buy my 300 Gallon display tank!
Would this plant be good for a 55 gallon tank, it wont grow too large?
Everywhere I look at information on this plant it is said to be difficult. Mine has been putting out new leaves like crazy and seems to be an easy plant. The one I received from here has a large bulb and two growing points. It's a mature plant. I'm impressed with the quality of the plants from here.
The specimen I received had a 2 inch flower spike and in 6 days this grew out of my 30" tall tank. Two new leaves have grown out during the first week also. The only down side to the plant is that the leaves can not stand up to the high velocity of the water current of my tank, so they tend to lay over. Obviously, it would do better in a calmer area of the tank.
This is my first time with this plant, but it has done very well. I placed it in the aquarium and one week later it started to grow two new leaves in addition to the four leafs it already had. How, one week later, the two new leaves are over six inches long, and two more leaves have begun to grow! I really recomend this plant, it is a great addition to a communtity aquarium. I also have other plants in the tank, and they are all doing great especially the Madagascar Lace Leaf.