Sorry for the delayed response! I've had them growing with just natural light, under a desk lamp and on this shelf that has a Twinstar 600s rigged up. They do fine in all of these settings but really perk up under the Twinstar
I'd definitely leave the old pale leaves on. The reason they haven't greened up is that they were deficient in a non-mobile element (presumably iron (Fe)), but Aroids only produce leaves very slowly and removing these will remove some photosynthetic tissue.remained small and white/pinkish for a long time. This clearly was due to a severe deficiency which I ignored and only started to deal with around 2 months ago. Since then plants have started flowering regularly but the shoots with the old small leafs have not changed in size. I think I need to trim those to allow the buce to produce new leafs.
Thank you Darrel.I'm pretty sure pruning won't make them produce leaves any more quickly, and eventually the plant will shed them, when it's ready.
Possibly but plants are usually pretty good at focussing their resources to gain maximum photosynthetic advantage. When the plant is ready it will withdraw any mobile nutrients and then shed those leaves.I though that by pruning it would allow the plant to focus its energy into producing healthy leaves rather than maintaining crooked ones.
Problem is that growing them emersed makes them less attractive to the aquaria hobby. If for use in a terrarium it's fine but if the plan is to reintroduce them to the water then the plant will need to readapt again.If you are experiencing problems - and you have invested so much in your Buce - I would suggest trying out this approach with a few fragments.
Bucephalandra are endemic to Borneo so they can't be found in Thailand.Are there any Buce you can collect in Thailand, or they are endemic in Boneo?
I bought the Buddha head from a collector many years ago so it was only placed there because I had no where else to put it considering its weight and size (41 Kg). It was in a box on the floor after we moved in, and that alone for a buddhist is sacrilege. Buddha should always be placed above other things and never on the floor. Also you will never see Buddha heads in temples or people houses. You will always see a full body Buddha. A Buddha head-only is considered disrespectful and using it as a decorating object is rather objectionable (from a buddhist stand point), so putting it in a tank is a no go.I can't resist to comment that the Buddha head is too overwhelming drawing attention from the tank. A small one or one that can sit inside the tank would be nicer.
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