Bucephalandra (Buce) Red Theia (Single Plant) Bucephalandra 'Red Theia'


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SKU: AQN 6460

Plant Specifications:





Light Requirements:

Low to Medium


Epiphyte, Rhizome attached to Rock or Driftwood


Leaves approx. 5 - 7cm

Nutrient Requirements:

Low Nutrient and Low CO2 Supplementation Recommended

Preferred Water Chemistry:

pH 6-7.5



Plant Description:

Bucephalandra 'Theia Red' is part of the Bucephalandra genus. They are native to slow, low-lit canopied streams of Borneo. Due to its unique habitat in the wild, this plant can be grown successfully submerged in the aquarium or emerged in a high humidity terrarium, paludarium or vivarium. 

Bucephalandra 'Theia Red' is a larger Bucephalandra compared to its cousins. This variety is adored because of its broad, wavy-edged, leaves attached to a red rhizome. It is important when planting that the rhizome remains unburied.

Bucephalandra 'Theia Red' works well when attached to hardscapes such as driftwood or stones to ensure the rhizome is free of debris that may cause it to rot.

In the aquarium, Bucephalandra sometimes referred to as Buce, is a relatively easy to care for plant that requires low to medium light and minimal fertilization or CO2 supplementation. Buce is ideal for small aquariums, nano aquariums, shrimp tanks, terrariums, and paludariums.

Although this plant may be a slow grower in the aquarium, with enough time and care it will begin to flourish and even sprout small white flowers.