Bolbitis Cuspidata was first found on the Philippine island of Luzon, in the Lamao river.
It was referred to as a distinct species (Bolbitis cuspidata), but now it is thought to be a dwarf variety of the highly variable species Bolbitis heteroclita, which is widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics of Asia.
The aquarium industry has long offered large-growing forms of B. heteroclita, but these species are not suitable for aquariums. In contrast, the long-established horticultural species B. heteroclita “cuspidata” has proven to be an excellent aquarium plant.
- Bolbitis prefer to be placed in areas of an aquarium that experience higher flow rates.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in the melting and rotting of the aquarium plant.