Aponogeton madagascariensis is one of the most highly prized plants in the hobby. It requires a tank with clean and clear water conditions. The tank should have a high filtration system with strong water flow along with soils low in organic matter. Nutrient rich substrates or those with added peat or manure should be avoided. It is best kept in soft water with a pH of 5.5-7.5, hardness of 2-15 dGH and a temperature of 68-720 F (20-220 C). Lighting should be medium in the range of 3 to 5 watts per gallon, using full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. This plant requires CO2 additions to do its best, along with careful maintenance of all micronutrients and macronutrients. The lace plant is especially sensitive to a lack of soluble iron in the water. Older leaves get brown spots which makes them rather less attractive to look at. In this case trim any dead or older leaves to make an attractive aquarium. Sometimes dead spots are seen on the leaves which indicate that the soil is too rich in the plant. Do not allow algae growth or any other debris to settle on or within the leaves. Algal growth is difficult to remove from the leaves. In this case, algae eating fish is suitable to control the overgrowth of algae. Madagascar Lace Plant should be planted singly in the mid-ground part of the aquarium among the other plants because roots from other plants help the lace plant get established. Ideally, these ‘companion plants’ should not overgrow or shade the lace plant leaves.
Tall Aponogeton. This species tolerates temperatures above 30°C which makes it suitable for discus tanks. Use as a solitary plant or as a background plant in large aquaria.
Aponogeton Capuroni Aquarium Plant Bulb | Arizona Aquatic Gardens
Aponogetons are lovely, if somewhat under-appreciated plants in freshwater and brackish aquariums. Part of the difficulty with these plants is that it is difficult to determine what sort of plant you will get (leaf length, presence of waves, color) until it sprouts. Some aquarists also have troubles getting them to sprout, as they often rot when tossed straight into an aquarium. This post should tell you a bit about Aponogetons and how to get them started.
Aponogeton Ulvaceus Aquarium Plants - Arizona Aquatic Gardens
The genus of aquarium plants is a very enigmatic group of aquarium plants. With the exception of the Madagascar Lace Plant (), most Aponogetons in the trade are hybrids of certain species, with , , and being common.
Aponogeton Capuronii Bulb - Large Aquarium Plant - Cambridge LSAT