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Barclaya longifolia

By Clint Norwood

Barclaya Longifolia © Mark Hollings
Scientific Name: Barclaya longifolia
Range: Thailand and Burma
Adult Size: 30cm (12in.)
Ease Of Keeping: Medium
Lighting: Dim To Bright
Temperature: 75 - 86°F (24-30°C)
Temperature is important with this plant. It does require warmth.
Aquarium Requirements: A beautiful aquarium plant that needs soft, slightly acidic water with a temperature no lower than 24C (75F), and gravel that is completely free of lime. The lance shaped leaves are formed from a rhizome and are green on top and purple on the underside.
Additional Notes: This is a very desirable plant that has a reputation as being difficult to keep. The secret to success is warmth; it is crucial to keep the temperature above 24C. This plant would be an excellent addition to any Discus tank.

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