Bucephalandra pygmaea "Bukit Kelam / Sintang"

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Difficulty: easy
Growth: slow
See also: Bucephalandra pygmaea "Kapit" , Bucephalandra sordidula
Range and localities: 

Indonesian part of Borneo, West Kalimantan, Sintang Regency: Bukit Kelam

Availability [?]: 
  • occasionally available commercially
  • occasionally available from other aquarists

  • Bucephalandra motleyana ''Bukit Kelam / Sintang''
  • Bucephalandra sp. ''Bukit Kelam / Sintang''
  • Bucephalandra sp. "Green Velvet"
  • Bucephalandra sp. ''Wavy Leaf''

Misapplied names: 
  • Bucephalandra cf. motleyana ''Melawi''

Habit, plant type:

  • rhizome or creeping stem
  • epiphyte or epilith
Botanical name [?]: Bucephalándra pygmáea (Becc.) P. C. Boyce & S. Y. Wong

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Bucephalandra


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Light low to high 
Temperature tolerance 20 to 26 °C
Optimum temperature 20 to 26 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 10 °dKH
pH value 5 to 7 
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: slow

Propagation: Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: no

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany


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