Aponogeton robinsonii

Robinson's Aponogeton

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background
Difficulty: easy
Growth: fast
Range and localities: 

Zentral- und Süd-Vietnam, Laos

Common names: 
  • Robinson's Aponogeton

  • Aponogeton eberhardtii A. Camus

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
  • tuber
Botanical name [?]: Aponogéton robinsónii A. Camus

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Aponogetonaceae
Genus: Aponogeton


Aponogeton robinsonii is found in central and southern Vietnam as well as in Laos in slow-flowing rivers with very soft water, on muddy as well as on rocky substrate. It was first imported as aquarium plant in 1981 by Ingo Hertel, and is not a very common plant today.

This Aponogeton is very variable, and at least two varieties are in cultivation, too. The "standard" form of A. robinsonii mainly forms submersed leaves in the aquarium, which are band-shaped, transparent, olive to dark green and long-stalked. Another form presumably originating from Laos mainly forms floating leaves in the aquarium and thus is best suited for open tanks.

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Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 12 to 30 °C
Optimum temperature 22 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 4 to 12 °dKH
pH value 6 to 7.5 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: fast

Propagation: Rhizomteilung, Seeds, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: no

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
medium green
olive green

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