Blyxa Aubertii, Pack of 100 pcs
- Hardiness: Moderate
- Light Needs: Medium High
- Plant Structure: Rosette
- Family: Hydrocharitaceae
- Genus: Blyxa
- Region: Old World tropics
- Location: Asia, Africa, Australia
- Size: 16 inches
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Can Be Grown Emersed: No
Blyxa (bly-za) aubertii is a true aquatic plant found throughout Southeastern Asia, Africa, Japan and Australia. It is found in a wide variety of habitats from rice paddies to swiftly-flowing streams. Although it has been in the hobby for quite some time, it has inexplicably not become very commonly encountered. At present, it is usually only available through trade or through specialty retailers. Blyxa echinosperma was previously considered a species unto its own but is now recognized as a variety of Blyxa aubertii.
Growing Blyxa aubertii is not especially difficult. While it does appreciate high light the conditions found in ‘high tech’ tanks, it is rather forgiving and not prone to any particular deficiencies. As long as it is given abundant carbon dioxide and subjected to a well-balanced fertilization program, it should do well. When given an open and unobstructed location along with a great deal of iron, B. aubertii can take on a rather strong maroon coloration. One thing that should be kept in mind is that this species is somewhat delicate and should not be subjected to overly strong currents or boisterous fauna. Otherwise, it can become rather tattered.
Propagation of Blyxa aubertii can be accomplished in two ways. The first is simply to let the plant mature and divide on its own. New specimens can be gently separated and planted in an appropriate place. The second method of propagation is somewhat more interesting: When provided with ideal conditions, it often produces numerous tiny white flowers on the tips of modified leaves. While it is possible to pollinate them manually, that’s not necessary, as the flowers are perfectly capable of pollinating themselves. The horizontally oriented and vertically stacked seeds can be seen through the walls of their encasement. When they have changed from a light green to a brownish color, it is time for sowing, which can be accomplished either in a separate container or in the tank itself. In either case, a fine grained substrate under completely unobstructed light is a must. Seeds will sink on their own and should be placed where they will not be blown away by current or disturbed. Plantlets can be moved when they have reached about two inches in height. Alternatively, the plant can be left alone to populate the tank through seed, although that is definitely less productive.
Owing to its somewhat smaller size under strong light, Blyxa aubertii makes a good alternative or compliment to Cyperus helferi and other grass-like plants. That is not to say that it is a compact plant like Blyxa japonica. When mature, it can easily grow over 16 inches (41 cm) tall and 8 inches (20 cm) wide at its base; plan for its eventual size accordingly. Blyxa aubertii is a superb background plant for aquariums of about forty gallons and up and a mid ground plant for larger tanks.
National - INDIA
We ship by several different shipping methods. Please select appropriate shipping method during checkout based on your ordered item. To know what shipping method will be applicable to you, please see MMH Shopping Tutorial link.
Live Fishes / Small Animals / Cages / Aquariums shipping by Train only. And by Air & Bus at extra charges. No door delivery.
Live Plants shipping by Speed Post or Courier. We recommend Courier and it is with Live Arrival Gurantee.
Accessories / General Items shipping via India Post by registered post parcel or priority post on prior request on extra charges.
Note: Example: for small cities like Noida, Ghaziabad etc., consignment by Train/Bus will be shipped to nearest logistically accessible city like Delhi.
Overseas - INTERNATIONAL
We ship by either Speed Post or Courier. Shipping prices are different from country to country for each product and will cost €6.50+ onward.
Please confirm with us for shipping price for your interested products. As we do not ship overseas certain products like certain chemicals, live fishes, and other sensitive items.
International Registered Post Parcel: Transit period between 20-60 working days is expected. Suitable for general accessory, liquids and electronic items.
International Speed Post EMS: Transit period between 10-15 working days is expected. Suitable for general accessory and Live Plants. (Tracking available)
International DHL: Transit period between 3-5 working days is expected. Suitable for general accessory and electronic items. (Tracking available)
We do not ship any tangible products to following countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Maldives, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, Yemen etc. (downloadable products like ebooks are allowed)
For Product Returns please see Terms & Conditions page.
Acceptable payment methods:
|Payment Method||Item Types|
|Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking / Wallet / Phone Payment||Live Plants|
Aquariums (values below Rs.3500)
|NEFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) / IMPS / Bank Draft / Cheque||Fishes|
Aquariums (values above Rs.3500)
The photo/video is for illustrative purposes only.