Bucephalandra kishii ‘ Skeleton King’ – Pot 1.5in


Bucephalandra kishii or ‘Dark Skeleton King’  is currently one of the few truly described species of Bucephalandra; ‘Skeleton King’ being its common name. Bucephalandra kishii is very versatile, having a green and dark form and being instantly identifiable by their large rosette leaves. Bucephalandra kishii was named after the famed Hiroyuki Kishi, a skilled aquatic horticulturist. Their habitat is restricted to Indonesian Borneo, Kalimantan Barat, and Gunung Saran.

  • Great Color
  • Intermediate difficulty 
  • Best grown in Terrarium / Paludarium 

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Bucephalandra sp. is a rheophytic genus of plant endemic to the island of Borneo. As a whole Bucephalandra is an endangered species, however farm raised specimens are available, sustainable, and far preferred than wild collected specimens. Bucephalandra sp. can be identified primarily by their inflorescence (flower) and very few species of this genus can be identified by leaf shape alone – Those that can tend to be the larger species of Bucephalandra, like B. kishii and B. goliath.  


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