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  • Aponogeton ulvaceus

    Hey guys

    My aponogeton ulvaceus is huge as in the leaves are too long. The stalk/stem is 70cm alone plus the leaf. Is there any way to shorten them?

  • #2
    Hi samh,

    I have always kept these in a tall tank

    You can TRY removing the TALLEST leaves (unless they are all tall?) and start with new leaves. However, the plant will grow to size, I don't think you can treat it like a lotus, but worth a shot..

    I usually let the leaves lay flat on the surface and such. Not really sure if these plants can be tamed that way.

    Keep in mind that these plants have a growth phase but then shed ALL leaves and go into a suspended state until the next growth 'season' or trigger. So, you may just want to let it do it's thing as it is really only temp. Maybe a few months, but I would not expect it to grow older. That is MY experience, so does not hold any scientific value...

    Sorry for the non-help I guess
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

    'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

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    • #3
      A Big Beautiful Plant

      Hi,

      Aponogeton ulvaceus is just a big beautiful plant, some varieties over 100-cm.:gw



      I have heard (read) that higher light produces a shorter plant. I have no idea if this is true as the information comes from various forums and is anecdotal.


      The yellow and white flowering varieties need to go dormant every year or so for a couple of months. I cut mine a couple of centimeters above the substrate then dig up the tuber, cut off the roots and place it in sand and cold water and store in a cool dark place for about two months.


      Biollante
      The first sign we don't know what we are doing is an obsession with numbers. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

      Disclaimer: I am not trying to make you mad, it is just what I am, an evil plant monster, 'nuf said.
      • I believe the information I am giving is sound, I am not a veterinarian, professional chemist or particularly bright and certainly not a "Guru.".
      • I assume you are of legal age, competent and it is legal for you to acquire, possess and use any materials or perform any action in your in your jurisdiction.
      • When in doubt "don't."

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      • #4
        Thanks guys. I figured it's just doing its thing. Thought I'd check before I part with it. I'll give trimming the roots a go and I'll leave 1/3 leaves remaining and see how that goes.

        Thanks for your help.

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        • #5
          Hi all,

          I have a Aponogeton ulvaceus that is growing well. I noticed recently that the leaves suddenly have a reddish-brown hue and the veins are more visible than when the leaves were green. The leaves seem to be structurally unchanged than before. This includes old leaves floating on/or near the surface, as well as newer leaves. It almost looks like the leaves are burned by too much light? Or too many supplements? My 45 gal tank has about 60 watts of T5 HO florescent lights. I have a CO2 bubbler on during the day but supplement less than the ADA planted tanks suggest. Ph 7.5. Gh & Kh ~ 180 mg/L. Water tests are very low for phosphate. Fish are happy. All other plants are doing well. Ideas?

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          • #6
            Nap Time?

            Hi,

            Sounds as though it may be going dormant, see my post #3 above.


            Biollante
            The first sign we don't know what we are doing is an obsession with numbers. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

            Disclaimer: I am not trying to make you mad, it is just what I am, an evil plant monster, 'nuf said.
            • I believe the information I am giving is sound, I am not a veterinarian, professional chemist or particularly bright and certainly not a "Guru.".
            • I assume you are of legal age, competent and it is legal for you to acquire, possess and use any materials or perform any action in your in your jurisdiction.
            • When in doubt "don't."

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