Bolbitis sp. "Baby Leaf" - Pot

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UPC:
881314985753
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Difficulty:
Intermediate
Light Demand:
Low
pH:
5.5 - 7.0
kH:
3 - 8
Growth Rate:
Slow
Growth:
Outward from rhizome
CO2:
Recommended
Temperature:
65 - 80F
Zone:
Tie to hardscape
Origin:
Africa

Features

  • Known for translucent, delicate, fan-shaped (pinnate) leaves
  • Also known as Congo fern and Creeping fern, this plant will spread along your hardscape and help create a softer aesthetic
  • Live freshwater aquarium plant with SubstrateSource Bolbitis 'Baby Leaf' Care Guide included

Description

Baby Leaf is a miniaturized Bolbitis cultivar. Endemic to West Africa, Bolbitis naturally grows attached to rocks or wood in rivers and streams. In the wild, detritus would regularly be taken away with the fast-flowing water in freshwater streams. As such, in an aquarium, care should be taken to keep the water clean and the plant's rhizome/leaves free from debris.

The fan-shaped (pinnate) leaves are slightly translucent, making this Baby Leaf African Water Fern very desirable to freshwater aquarium hobbyists. Place the plant near your water outflow to simulate natural conditions and to enjoy seeing the leaves flow with the current.

Propagate Bolbitis by cutting the rhizome, making sure each rhizome portion has at least three leaves growing from it. If growth speed is important to you, we have noticed that this plant benefits greatly from CO2 injection.

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  • 5
    Bolbitis sp.

    Posted by Mike "aka bongox3" on Sep 8th 2017

    If I could give substratesource 10 stars, I'd happily do it... I ordered a bunch of these, each one came in absolutely beautiful and healthy... I've ordered from SS for years and I've never had a bad experience... every order has been healthy, lush, and quick to arrive... you can't beat their customer service too... as always, very happy!!!