Madagascan Lace Plant
Madagascar Lace Plant ~ LaceleafMadagascar Lace Plant or LaceleafAponogeton madagascariensisPhoto © Animal-World
The Madagascar Lace Plant is known for it's beautiful "lace-like" appearance and is one of the most sought-after plants to keep in aquariums!
Madagascar Laces can reach a maxium height of 25 inches (65 cm) and grow at a moderate rate. They are a more difficult plant to keep in aquariums because their requirements must be exact in order for them to thrive. They also only propagate from seed, making it difficult to reproduce them in aquariums. They are popular decorations due to their beauty and are great as midground or foreground plants.
Madagascar Lace Plants can tolerate most light levels, however if the light is bright you will want to make sure that it is shaded by other plants or decorations. Keeping the water clean and clear, with a pH no higher than 7 is a must. Algae or other debris that grows can suffocate the delicate leaves since they have a lack of leaf tissue (hence their lace-like appearance).
For more Information on keeping a planted aquarium see:
About Planted Aquariums, Adding Aquatic Plants For a Healthy Aquarium
They originate in Madagascar.
Temperature: 68-72° F (20-22° C)
pH: 5.5 - 7.0
Light level: Low, but will do well in most aquariums as long as there is adequate shade.
Madagascar Laces must be propagated by seed.
The Madagascar Lace Plant is readily available.