I’m here to present to you another Bucephelandra! This one is actually one of my top 3 favorites at the moment, and it goes by the name of B.”Sekadau 1″ I will be skipping the general information on the genus Bucephlandra. If you are interested in that information then you can find it in my first posts on Bucephelandra.
This particular variety actually is the 1st of (at this time) 3 different varieties of B.”Sekadau”. There is also #2 and #3, but today I will just be covering #1. It was collected by a shop here in Japan by the name of “Team Borneo”. In Japan their reputation is basically that they are well known for collecting a plethora of rare, unusual, and new freshwater plants and fish. They collected this one in Western Kalimantan in an area named “Sekadau”.
The defining characteristics of this variety which sets it apart from all the rest, in my opinion are the following:
1. First of all the leaf shape is very pleasing to the eye, slender and long. (approx. 2.5 inches in length max)
2. This characteristic goes hand in hand with #1, in that the long and slender leaves along with the very ruffled edges are so very eye-catching!
3. There is blue metallic sheen on the leaves
4. This variety doesn’t grow vertically very much, it’s more of a lateral-grower. It spreads out, more than it grows upward.
This like all other Bucephelandra can be grown in either soil or on top of a piece of wood or
rock. As pictured below, it is growing on a piece of wood.
A short, but concise write up on this beautiful Bucephelandra for all of you!
My next few posts will most likely be on a variety of aquatic plants, I’d like to get a post or 2 out within the next 2 weeks.
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Have a good one guys!