Aridarum Mini Blue (Aridarum sp. "Mini Blue")
Aridarum Mini is a species closely related to Bucephalandra that differs mainly by flower type with needle like leaves and a waxy texture!
Aridarum Mini Blue (Aridarum sp. "Mini Blue") is from a genus in close relation to bucephalandra and is part of the Family Araceae. This plant resembles rosemary it its leaf shape and coloration and is a very hardy plant that is adaptable. It requires only low to moderate lighting and can thrive in a variety of water parameters. With proper care, Aridarum Mini will grow at a slow to moderate rate. The care of Aridarum plants is similar to Anubias, Buce, and Cryptocoryne species. Also, like Anubias, and Buce plants Aridarum plants are rhizome plants that attach to and grow on hard surfaces. This plant attaches particularly well to rocks, but can also grow very well on driftwood and other surfaces. If planted on the substrate, Aridarum plants should be only partially embedded in the substrate with the rhizome exposed. If the rhizome is buried, it is prone to rot.
In addition to its attractive appearance, Aridarum Mini provides a valuable refuge for aquarium animals, especially dwarf shrimp, nano fish, and fry. With proper care, Aridarum Mini can easily flourish and grow to become a major centerpiece of the planted aquarium give proper time!
Like most plants, Aridarum Mini will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen and other plant supplements. However, supplementation is not required for this plant to grow and stay healthy. Aridarum Mini plants generally show their most intense coloration and optimal growth when submerged with high lighting and stable, consistent fertilization. Drastic changes in fertilization can result in gradual leaf loss, although the plant rhizome will typically recover in time.
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Our current specimens of this plant are small portions that have at least 4-10 leaves.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Blue to dark green hues in leaves once established
- Thrives in low-tech and high-tech setups
- Can be attached to almost any aquarium décor
- Perfect for shrimp and nano tanks
- Temperature: 71.6° - 82.4° F (22° - 28° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 7.0
- Lighting: Low to High
- Origin: Indigenous to Borneo, Indonesia. Cultivated in Asian and US nurseries
- Aquarium placement: Middle and foreground. Rhizome should not be completely buried.
- Care: Easy to Moderate
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