Ophiopogon jaburan 'Variegatus'

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Key Features of Ophiopogon jaburan 'Variegatus':

  1. Variegated Foliage: 'Variegatus' stands out with its striking variegated leaves, featuring shades of green and creamy white. The variegation adds visual interest and contrast to your aquarium, creating a captivating display that draws the eye.

  2. Graceful Growth Form: With its slender, arching leaves, Ophiopogon jaburan 'Variegatus' exhibits a graceful growth form that adds a sense of movement and flow to your aquascape. The plant's elegant silhouette enhances the overall aesthetics of your tank.

  3. Versatile Use: As a midground or background plant, 'Variegatus' offers versatility in aquascaping layouts. It can be planted individually to create focal points or used in groupings to add depth and texture to your aquatic landscape.

  4. Low Maintenance: Ophiopogon jaburan 'Variegatus' is relatively low-maintenance and easy to care for, making it suitable for both beginner and experienced aquarists. With proper lighting and nutrient supplementation, it thrives in a wide range of aquarium conditions.

How to Care for Ophiopogon jaburan 'Variegatus':

  • Lighting: Provide moderate to high lighting levels to maintain vibrant variegation and promote healthy growth. LED lights with adjustable intensity are recommended for optimal results.

  • CO2 and Fertilization: While not strictly necessary, CO2 supplementation and regular fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer can enhance the growth and coloration of Ophiopogon jaburan 'Variegatus,' especially in high-tech planted aquarium setups.

  • Substrate: Plant 'Variegatus' in a nutrient-rich substrate to encourage robust root development and lush foliage. A fine-grained substrate or nutrient-rich aquasoil is ideal for supporting its nutrient needs.

  • Water Conditions: Maintain stable water parameters with temperatures between 68-78°F (20-26°C) and a neutral to slightly acidic pH range of 6.0-7.5. Adequate water circulation and filtration are essential for optimal plant health.

  • Propagation: Ophiopogon jaburan 'Variegatus' can be propagated by dividing the rhizomes and replanting the divisions into the substrate. Regular pruning helps maintain the plant's shape and prevent overcrowding.

 

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