Aponogeton ulvaceus

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Aponogeton ulvaceus is a stout plant which demands large tanks with a good amount of water surface. The leaves are translucent, bright green with a narrowed leaf base,and are typically 20-50 cm long (occasionally up to 100 cm at optimum growth conditions), 3-10 cm broad and wavy on the sides. The primary form of Aponogeton ulvaceus is rather rare, and most available plants are hybrids. As many other Aponogetons this plant requires a period of rest. In winter cut off the roots and leaves and put it into unwashed sand in flowerpots in cold water for two months in a dark place. Or less circumstantial, place the tuber in a flowerpot on the windowsill together with an ordinary plant, which never dries out. After this period of rest, put it back into the tank.


  • Common Name: Aponogeton ulvaceus
  • Family Name: Aponogetonaceae
  • Native To: Madagascar
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 6 - 8
  • Growth Demands: Moderate
  • Growth Form: Upright Bulb
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement in Tank: Mid - Background
  • Available As: Bulb

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Hardy fast growing!

    Posted by No other name provided Michelle on Apr 17th 2018

    Comes as a small bulb but grows extremely quickly. Very nice plant

  • 5

    Posted by mark ruddy on Feb 24th 2012

    what a great looking plant. we received it rather large but we have a 125 gallon tank. just beautiful looking.

  • 5
    Gorgeous plant

    Posted by Matt on May 31st 2011

    Arrives as a bulb and within days has unfurled beautiful undulating leaves. It does a great job of filling up the back corner of my 90 gal. and its pale translucent leaves seem to light up the aquarium. Snails are eating holes in the thin leaves but growth is so robust that the plant more than keeps up.

  • 5
    Best Centerpiece Ever

    Posted by Marc Verbryke on Jan 10th 2010

    As with the other reviewers I'm very happy with this plant. Leaves shoot up about 1-2 leaves per week and flower pods are fun to watch as well, growing about 4 - 6" daily (flower pods come up at a similar or higher rate than the leaves). This plant is definitely a must have. My tank temp 80 PH 8.2 Light 1.8

  • 5
    Arrived as bulb

    Posted by Hannah Anderson on Aug 30th 2009

    Arrived just with one little half inch sprout, but quickly grew several leaves. The color is a light green, a little translucent. Leaves are not yet very wavy, but I think that comes a little later. Had the plant about 2 weeks now. It's really beautiful. Ordered a dozen plants, 2 were DOA, 2 died shortly after, but the rest were all gorgeous and bigger/fuller than expected. Death may be due to 2 day shipping instead of overnight.

  • 4
    VERY fast grower

    Posted by KrisᅠNorris on May 3rd 2009

    I bought one of these, cut all the leaves off and put it into the substrate. The next day there were four shoots about four inches long. By the morning of the next day the leaves were fully uncurled and about a foot high. Three days later i had eight leaves all over a foot long and flower shoots about three feet long. SNAILS LOVE IT and are eating them like crazy. I wouldnt recommend this plant for anything smaller then a 55g (hopefully tall!)

  • 5
    Amazing Center Piece

    Posted by EricᅠMaxwell on Jun 6th 2008

    This plant is very large! Definately not for a tank smaller than 20 gallons. Leaves are large and wavy, as well as slightly translucent. It is a bright, rich, green. This plant would definately be the highlight or centerpiece of a planted tank.