The leaves of the Malaysian Bamboo Plant, (Gigantochloa scortechinii), are interesting and very useful! They are surprisingly durable, good sized (10"/25.4cm or more! ), and look remarkably "tropical"- making them perfect for aquariums, vivariums, insect enclosures, etc.
These leaves last a very long term submerged, and make a great compliment to a botanical-style aquarium, providing color contrast and an altogether different look than any other leaves we offer!
They're are harvested for us by hand by a family-owned operation from a small village in Sandakan, Malaysia. They're free of pesticides, herbicides, and pollution. They're gathered after having fallen from the trees, rinsed and air dried.
PREPARATION: Before using the leaves in your aquarium, we recommend boiling them for about 10 minutes, or steeping them in boiling water for about wo minutes or so.
Origin: Sandakan, Sabah Malaysia
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
NOTE: Due to natural variations of leaves, each one will appear different. The photo is a representation of what to expect.
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