Common Name: Aponogeton ulvaceus Latin Name: Aponogeton ulvaceus Family Name: Aponogetonaceae Plant Form: Bulb Sold as: Bulb Placement: Background Max Size: 24 inches/60 cm Plant Location: Planted in substrate Flowers: White, yellow or purple on 3-4 foot stems Propagation: Seeds or adventitious plantlets Growth Rate: Very Fast True Aquatic: Yes pH: 7.5 or lower Supplements: Quality fertilizer, Root Tabs, CO2 Lighting: Prefers High to Very High, but can be grown in low moderate light Care Level: Moderate Good for Beginners: Yes Stunning plant grows very quickly, as much as 3-5 inches a day, under high light and easily flowers. Leaves are elongated with a wavy edge. This is a true tank buster! Plant has been hybridized and it is unknown which species you have without looking at the bloom color. A true Aponogeton ulvaceus is actually quite rare. Most hybrid species sold today require a dormancy period; however, the purple flowering plants do not require it. To force plant into dormancy: When plant growth greatly slows and plant begins to die back naturally, remove from aquarium and prune off roots and leaves. Set bulb into a water tight container with cold water. Leave it in a cool, dark place for a month or two. Then return to the aquarium and surround with root tabs. Plants will quickly take off and grow very lush again.