Aponogeton viviparous, wavy, other species
Viviparous aponogetone is a common aquarium plant, distinguished by its unpretentiousness and beauty. The birthplace of this plant is India.
Aponogenton is popular because of its unpretentiousness, and is very undemanding in content. The plant is a beautiful green color, and in addition to this, the leaves have an interesting chess pattern. The height of apogonetone reaches 70 cm. During the first year, it evenly grows and develops. If possible, in the place of his residence it is worth providing good lighting, and the sun's rays are even more useful for growth. When located in a dark place, the plant will not die, but will not develop. The ideal temperature will be a range from 22 to 28 degrees, cold water as well as dark lighting will slow growth, but will not destroy the plant. This resident of the aquarium has a root system that is tender, so the soil needs nutritious, not silted, so that the root system does not begin to rot. Fine pebbles or coarse sand may be the ideal soil option. The method of plant propagation is vegetative. Newly formed arrows stretch to the surface of the water, each arrow at its tip forms a bundle, and new leaves already appear from it. When the nodule reaches the size of the tuber, it can be safely planted and rooted in the ground.
Other types of Aponogeton
The apono-hetone family is very rich in diverse representatives, the most popular of which are apono-hetons: Madagascar, Kapuroni, wavy, two-lane, hard-leaved and others.
Aponogeton Madagascar (uvirandra) is a representative of the aponogeton family, which has the most spectacular appearance. Ovate leaves, green to slightly reddish. The length of the leaves can reach 50 cm and a width of 8 cm. It is better to change the water in the aquarium with this resident often, the well-being of the plant directly depends on it. Lighting should be unobtrusive, no direct sunlight, and when landing in the aquarium, choose a dark corner. Temperature is from 18 ° С to 22 ° С, water is soft, vegetative propagation.
Kapuroni apoon-hetone and wavy apo-heton - plants that are easily confused with each other. Like the wavy look, kapuroni is a rare species, they are not particularly popular. The color of the leaves is dark green, the edges are wavy. Kapuroni in its growth is not inferior to its counterparts - up to 60 cm. An important condition for its content will be a change of water by 25% every week. Daylight hours should not exceed 11 hours. You can allow a small siltation of fine soil. The difference between wavy and kapuroni is adaptability to new conditions, wavy apogon is easily acclimatized and adapts to new conditions in the aquarium, which cannot be said about kapuroni.
Aponogetone is biconosal - a plant characterized by a pronounced rhizome with large and thick tubers. Another clear sign of two-lane aponogetone is the inflorescence, which is located on the surface of the water. In appearance, it resembles an ear, light spike-like petals are located one after another. This plant can not be called an aquarium, it feels best in ponds, mainly with stagnant water.
Stiff-leaved aponogetone is a common type of aponogetone; it has received its prevalence because of its undemanding to the conditions of detention. It is ready to withstand even lower temperatures, up to 12 degrees, moderate lighting, with daylight up to 12 hours, and even hard water. The only minus of the leaves is the constant need for feeding, since without special minerals it will slowly grow.