|| African Water Fern
||10-15 in (25-38 cm) when submerged, but much larger
in emersed specimens
||Tropical West Africa
||Dark green to black creeping rhizome covered in
short black scales. Black wiry shootd anchor rhizome to hard surfaces.
Stalked leaves are dark green and multipinnate, up to 12 in (30
cm) long. Not an easy plant
| Aquarium use:
||For decorating pieces of bogwood and rockwood. Will
not grow in gravel.
| From Tropica:
||A water fern with very beautiful transparent green
leaves. When planting do not cover the rhizome because it will
rot, and it is best to plant Bolbitis heudelotii on a root or
stone. Keep the plant in position with fishing line until it has
gained a hold. Easy to propagate by splitting the horizontal rhizome.
Growth can be increased considerably by supplying CO2, and is
only optimal in soft, slightly acidic water.