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Madagascar Lace Aponogeton

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Aponogeton madagascariensis


Common Name: Madagascar Lace Plant
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: Bare Root and Bulb

Madagascar lace plant, as it is commonly known, is one of the most ornate of all aquarium plants.  Aponogeton madagascariensis is an aquatic bulb plant native to the island nation of Madagascar along with many of the other Aponogetons used in the Aquarium plant trade.  Aponogeton madagascariensis is an excellent aquarium plant as the central focal point in a planted aquarium displaying dark green leaves that have a netted look to them.  Aponogeton madagascariensis is on of the most recognizable aquarium plants because of the leaves highly unique look.  Aponogeton madagascariensis are bulb plants and will sometimes go dormant to the bulb stage of the plant.  Just be patient and new leaves will begin to sprout.  Sometimes it is helpful to take the bulb out of the aquarium for a resting period and keep it stored in moist sand until leaves begin to sprout.  Then plant the Aponogeton bulb back into the aquarium.

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