Aponogeton rigidifolius grows slowly and makes great demands on light quality. After a few months in favourable growing conditions it can develop into a large, very attractive plant with beautiful, dark-green fluted leaves. Unlike most other Aponogeton species, it does not have a swollen root but a rhizome, and it does not need a dormant period. It makes no special demands on the water quality, and thrives in both hard and soft water. Also available in reddish varieties.