Bucephalandra APF Platinum

Bucephalandra APF Platinum is an extraordinary aquatic plant introduced to the US market by Aquarium Plants Factory, the first aquatic plant nursery to bring this unique species to aquascaping enthusiasts. Renowned for its striking platinum leaves and rarity, this plant is a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of elegance and uniqueness to their aquarium.
Bucephalandra APF Platinum stands out with its stunning albino platinum leaves, a result of its lack of green pigment. This gives the plant a distinctive, silvery appearance that sets it apart from other aquatic plants. However, this unique coloration also makes it harder to grow, requiring a stable and well-maintained environment.
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Bucephalandra APF Platinum

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Bucephalandra APF Platinum is an extraordinary aquatic plant introduced to the US market by Aquarium Plants Factory, the first aquatic plant nursery to bring this unique species to aquascaping enthusiasts. Renowned for its striking platinum leaves and rarity, this plant is a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of elegance and uniqueness to their aquarium.

Key Features

  • Scientific Name: Bucephalandra sp. 'APF Platinum'
  • Common Name: Bucephalandra APF Platinum
  • Family: Araceae
  • Leaf Color: Platinum
  • Growth Form: Compact, bushy

Unique Characteristics

Bucephalandra APF Platinum stands out with its stunning albino platinum leaves, a result of its lack of green pigment. This gives the plant a distinctive, silvery appearance that sets it apart from other aquatic plants. However, this unique coloration also makes it harder to grow, requiring a stable and well-maintained environment.

Ideal Conditions

To ensure optimal growth and vibrant color for Bucephalandra APF Platinum, provide the following conditions:

  • Light: Moderate to high intensity
  • CO2: Beneficial for optimal growth
  • Substrate: Nutrient-rich substrate preferred
  • Water Temperature: 22-28°C (72-82°F)
  • pH Range: Approximately 5.0 to 5.5

Care and Maintenance

Bucephalandra APF Platinum requires specific care due to its sensitivity:

  • Stable Environment: Maintain stable water parameters, including a low pH around 5.0 to 5.5, to prevent melting and ensure healthy growth.
  • Lighting: Ensure moderate to high light levels to maintain its vibrant coloration.
  • CO2 Injection: Regular CO2 supplementation is necessary for optimal growth.
  • Anchoring: Use stainless steel T-pins to anchor the plant initially due to its tiny root system.

Versatile Growth

Bucephalandra APF Platinum can grow in the substrate, but it's important not to plant it too deep to avoid rhizome rot. Additionally, this versatile plant can be attached to rocks, stones, driftwood, or any other aquarium decor, making it an excellent choice for various aquascaping setups.

Aquascaping Uses

Bucephalandra APF Platinum is versatile and perfect for various aquascaping applications:

  • Foreground Plant: Ideal for creating a striking focal point in the foreground.
  • Accent Plant: Its stunning platinum leaves make it an excellent highlight in aquascapes.

The albino platinum leaves of Bucephalandra APF Platinum provide excellent contrast and visual interest, enhancing the overall aesthetics of both Dutch and Nature-style aquascapes.

Propagation

Propagation of Bucephalandra APF Platinum is straightforward. This plant propagates through rhizome division. Simply cut a healthy rhizome section and replant it in the substrate or attach it to hardscape, where it will develop roots and grow into a new plant.

Bucephalandra APF Platinum is a must-have for any aquarist looking to enhance their aquarium with a rare and visually stunning plant. Its unique platinum leaves, compact growth, and need for a stable environment make it a standout choice for creating a beautiful, natural underwater landscape.

  • One of the rarest Bucephalandra on the market
  • Sold as Bare-root plants or Potted plants

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.

Scientific Name

Bucephalandra sp. 'APF Platinum'

Synonyms

Bucephalandra APF Platinum

Common Name

White Bucephalandra, Platinum Buce

Higher Classification

Schismatoglottideae

Plant Type

Rheophyte / Epiphyte

Placement

Attachable to Driftwood, Stone, or Decor

CO2

Required

Growth Rates

Slow

pH

5.0 - 5.5

Difficulty Level

Hard

Nutrient Substrate

Not Required

Can it grow emerged?

Yes

Lighting Requirements

Medium - High

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        Customer Reviews

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        M.P.

        I have ordered this plant for the second time and everytime I get it it’s half dead or dead! Waste of money!!!

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        Conner

        Tiny cuttings for the price looked nothing like the pictures. Malted, hoping they’ll come back strong…

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        Tyler

        By far the most amazing genus of a Buce I have ever seen I mean just wow! I am so glad I took the chance to try it bc it is the center piece of my nano cube! 5 ⭐'s!!!

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        BravoCharlie
        Beautiful, Unusual Plant

        This is a beautiful and unusual plant. Growing well immersed.

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        mindy

        Beautiful plant! Very healthy and well packaged. Plopped them in the tank and they are growing nicely.

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        Randall

        Beautiful plant, fast delivery

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