Fern Bolbitis Gedeloti (Bolbitis Heudelotii)
Bolbitis Gedeloti - a famous aquarium plant belonging to the centipedes. The difference of this plant is that it does not multiply by the processes that form on the old leaf. Also, the plant does not have to be planted in the ground; bolbitis can easily be fixed on stones or on decorations. Therefore, it looks great in any aquarium, and thanks to the lush fern bushes you can create dense thickets.
The leaves of the plant have a saturated green color, which is why aquarists choose it. Also, this color goes well with most other aquarium plants that have a light green color. If you plant painbitis gedeloti in the background, you get the effect of a dense forest. But this does not mean at all that it is not suitable for the middle plan, in this case it will be possible to better consider all its beauty.
But whatever it was, if you decide to acquire such a fern, you need to find out about its features. Under favorable conditions, new leaves regularly grow on the fern bush, and each new one will be larger than the previous one. The length of one leaf can reach 50 cm. Together with this, the roots develop and grow stronger. But in this case, it needs to be planted in the background. Another feature of ferns is that the leaves can be located above the surface of the water and feel great. In this case, in the aquascape that does not have a top cover, and instead of it, the leaves of bolbitis are visible it looks simply bewitching. But if you want to grow a plant on the middle plan, then you need to slow down the development of the rhizome, and not allow the leaves to be longer than 15 cm. Therefore, as soon as the fern releases a long leaf, it needs to be cut together with part of the roots. After this, the painitis stops its growth, as it receives stress.
Some small leaves in the bush can grow not only in a vertical position, but also horizontally, while they beautifully lie on the surface of the soil. But for large, this feature does not apply, they grow exclusively up.
Maintenance and care
In order to grow a healthy and beautiful plant, it is necessary to create comfortable conditions for him. In this case, painbitis gedeloti will grow all year round. Fern will be comfortable not only in a tropical aquarium, but also in a moderate one. Most actively growing at temperatures from 23 to 26 0C. If the temperature is below 20 0C, then the plant almost stops its growth. And in the water more than 27 0With fern, there will be a lack of nutrients and it will begin to disappear. In addition, bolbitis does not take root in hard water, so the pH should be from 4 to 6. In acidic alkaline water, fern leaves begin to break down, so the water reaction should be slightly acidic. Fern also needs regular fresh water.
But the lighting of balbitis gedeloti is less demanding. It will feel great in any light, even with prolonged dimming. But still it is better to use fluorescent lamps. Favorably reflected and the diffusion of sunlight. But at the same time, direct UV rays should not be allowed. It is necessary to take into account the fact that the structure of fern leaves is thin and delicate, therefore, silt and algae should not appear on them, since then it will not work to clear them. Daylight hours should last from 8 to 12 hours. Balbitis also loves additional fertilizers with the composition of which microelements will be present. The rest of the fern is considered unpretentious and very beautiful plant.