NT Lace Plant

Aponogeton vanbruggenii

General information: : Two forms are currently cultured at Aquagreen. The form from the Habgood River has generally dark brown leaves and the form from the Goyder River has dark red leaves in strong light. Both forms have green leaves in low light situations. The plants produce tubers that are eaten by some Aboriginal groups.

Cultivation notes : One of the easiest Aponogetons to grow, the forms cultured are from the Goyder River and Habgood River. When kept in soft water about 27 deg, neutral pH controlled with CO2 the plants produce submerged leaves all year. It produces plenty of seed that geminate easily.

Distribution : Tropical areas of NT and Qld.

Selling details : Sold as individual plants washed free of substrate material.

Reference: Helquist & Jacobs (1998) "Aponogetonaceae of Austalia, with descriptions of six new taxa". Telopea 8: 7-19. Cowie, Short & Osterkamp Madsen ( 2000 ) "Floodplain Flora, a flora of the floodplain of the Northern Territory, Australia"]