Order arrived quickly despite being placed right before the holidays. Previously I have found this plant at one of the big box stores and they offered it dirt cheap on-line but with $30 next day shipping! After checking out several stores I located rwo cups that were really iffy. They promptly melted.
So on Christmas Eve I started a search for Madagascar lace plants for some reason and this site showed up. They had two species I was looking for and I had bought from them before and look what else they have. So I placed an order. Order was shipped on the 26th arrived in my mailbox on the 28th.
The cup was a little more overgrown than I would have liked but it looked green and not dying.I left the culture by my light for the night. Sunday evening I decided it was time to get them out of the culture. I got as much of the agar rinsed as I could without tearing the big clump apart. I then separated the big clump into about 20 small clumps. They were planted using the drt start method with Carib Sea Sunset Gol sand as the substrate. Lighting is by a Beamswork planted tank light fixture. Water was from my R/O unit that is running about 20ppm right now.
A week after planting the clumps are showing growth and numerous grass like leaves are starting to appear. In hindsight I could have easily made the clumps I planted smaller. My feeling is you could make a decent foreground planting of a 55 gallon tank with two to three cups.
Arrived in beautiful condition but was unable to plant until a week after arrival. Well actually didn't get to plant it as it turned to a brown mush. This is on me not APF as I probably should have planted it the day I received it. Not to mention it is not really a beginner's plant but I took a chance because of the looks. So in order to save these plants in the future I will not be ordering these again. However I will be ordering all my plants from APF as they come looking like the pictures, green and healthy.