Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen

Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen is a rare and highly sought-after aquatic plant that brings a touch of regal elegance to any aquarium. Known for its distinctive skeletal-like leaf structure and vibrant hues, this plant is a favorite among aquarists looking to create a unique and stunning aquascape. Whether you&
Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen - Aquarium Plants Factory
Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen - Aquarium Plants Factory

Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen

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Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen is a rare and highly sought-after aquatic plant that brings a touch of regal elegance to any aquarium. Known for its distinctive skeletal-like leaf structure and vibrant hues, this plant is a favorite among aquarists looking to create a unique and stunning aquascape. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced aquarist, Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen is an ideal choice for enhancing the beauty and biodiversity of your tank.

Key Features of Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen

  1. Striking Leaf Structure: Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen features uniquely patterned leaves that resemble a skeleton, with vibrant colors ranging from deep green to shades of blue and purple. This intricate leaf structure adds a dramatic and eye-catching element to any aquascape.

  2. Compact and Versatile: This plant has a compact growth habit, making it perfect for various aquascaping styles. It can be used as a foreground or midground plant, providing depth and texture to your aquarium.

  3. Hardy and Adaptable: Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen is known for its resilience and adaptability. It thrives in a range of water conditions and requires minimal maintenance, making it suitable for both low-tech and high-tech aquarium setups.

  4. Natural Habitat: Native to the fast-flowing streams and rivers of Borneo, Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen grows attached to rocks and submerged wood. Its natural growth habit makes it an excellent choice for creating biotope aquariums that mimic its natural environment.

  5. Easy Propagation: This plant is easily propagated through rhizome division. Simply cut a section of the rhizome with leaves and roots, and attach it to a new location in your aquarium. Each section will quickly establish itself and continue to grow.

Care Tips for Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen

  • Lighting: Low to moderate lighting is ideal for Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen. While it can tolerate higher light levels, too much light can promote algae growth on its leaves.
  • Water Conditions: This plant prefers water temperatures between 68-78°F (20-26°C) with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. It can thrive in both soft and moderately hard water.
  • Substrate: Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen often does best when attached to rocks or driftwood, mimicking its natural growing conditions. It can also be planted in the substrate if desired.
  • Fertilization: Regular fertilization with a balanced aquarium fertilizer supports healthy growth and vibrant colors. CO2 supplementation can enhance its development but is not strictly necessary.
  • Water Flow: Moderate to strong water flow helps mimic the plant’s natural environment, keeping its leaves clean and free from debris.

Benefits of Adding Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen to Your Aquarium

  • Aesthetic Appeal: The unique skeletal-like leaves of Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen create a stunning visual effect, enhancing the beauty of any aquascape.
  • Habitat Enrichment: Provides natural hiding spots and surfaces for biofilm, benefiting fish and invertebrates.
  • Water Quality Improvement: Like other aquatic plants, Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen helps maintain water quality by absorbing excess nutrients and oxygenating the water.

Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen is an exceptional choice for any aquarist looking to create a vibrant and healthy underwater environment. Its unique appearance and ease of care make it a standout plant for enhancing the beauty and biodiversity of any aquarium.

    Sold as Bunched Plants or Potted Plants:

    • Bunched Plants: Approximately 1-2 plants bundled with a plant weight for easy placement.
    • Potted Plants: Approximately 1-2 plants potted in rockwool and a net pot for secure growth and easy placement.

    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, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge. 

        Scientific Name

        Bucephalandra Skeleton Queen


        Buce, Bucep

        Common Name

        Skeleton Queen Buce



        Higher Classification


        Plant Type

        Rheophyte / Epiphyte


        Attachable to Driftwood, Stone, or Decor


        Not Required

        Growth Rates


        Difficulty Level


        Nutrient Substrate

        Not Required

        Can it grow emerged?


        Lighting Requirements

        Low - High


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            Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

            However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

            1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
            2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
            3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
            4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
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            Customer Reviews

            Based on 15 reviews
            Bucifer the Fallen

            I don’t think it is right to call this “skeleton queen”. This Buce is super beefy! Gorgeous veining, it shimmers in the tank light, thick health foliage. 48 hours after planting in my tank no signs of melt. Love it


            All great

            Kathryn Pulliam
            Skeleton Queen

            Came in looking beautiful.

            Just amazing

            This plant is beautiful. Arrived quickly as always plants are healthy and beautiful. I didn’t expect to love this plant s much as I do. The green and leaf shape are stunning.

            Great Addition

            Beautiful plants, good size, healthy.


            Skeleton queen. She’s beautiful.

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