Borneo Rasamala Root

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Size: Medium

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Product Description: An exquisite addition to your botanical aquariums, vivariums, terrariums, and paludariums – the Borneo Root is a thicker version of our Melastoma roots with a sleek gnarled texture and look. Sourced from the Altingia excelsa tree, these lightweight yet intricately gnarled roots bring a touch of Borneo's natural beauty to your ecosystems.

Sourced from a trusted supplier in West Java, these roots, ranging from 10"-18" in length and 6"-8" in width, offer variability that suits the hobbyist looking for a unique and difficult-to-source species of driftwood. Their brown to dark brown hues perfectly compliment the earthy aesthetic of a botanical-method display, harmonizing with "Branch Manzanita" or Melastoma roots.

Patience is key if you wish to include it in your aquarium, as its buoyancy requires waterlogging for a period of time. Once submerged, it proves enduring underwater, adorned with biofilm growth that enhances your ecosystem.

Notably, these roots are not WYSIWYG specimens, but Betta Botanicals selects pieces that meet our high standards. Curating these from the Jungles of Borneo is not easy and their price point reflects the care that is needed to prepare, ship, and deliver them to your doorsteps.

Not for Human Consumption. Preparation Required.

Quantities: Available in 1c Borneo Root Pieces in size Medium or Large. This is a natural product, and variation between roots is expected. Large pieces may be incredibly intricate or not, small pieces may be incredibly intricate or not.

Aquarium Botanical Location: Indonesia.

Aquarium Botanical FAQs 

  1. Please reference our Shipping and Hassle-Free Return Policy at the bottom of the screen. All Products are packaged inside sustainably sourced and renewable sugar cane fibers allowing them to be fully biodegradable and compostable. Yes, you can bury these bags in your backyard to enrich your soils. 
  2. Please refer to our botanical preparation instructions. These Botanicals are grown and harvested in pesticide-free environments and it is recommended to use 2-3 botanical pieces per 5 gallons to start, wait 5-7 days, or for the next water exchange to then add more.
  3. Our aquarium and vivarium botanicals, leaves, and seed pods are not for human consumption, ever.
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Commonly Asked Questions:

 

1) Will Botanicals Lower The pH Of My Water?

It entirely depends on your water's chemistry. Soft water will allow the botanicals to lower your pH more than if you have medium or hard water. At Betta Botanicals HQ our tap water is Very Hard, ( 350+ppm) and we do not notice a change in water pH unless using Alder Cones or Macaranga Leaves.

 

2) What Are The Fluffy White Growth On My Botanicals?

White growths are the colonization of biofilms and fungi. We call this the 'goo phase' and it is totally natural. Botanicals are fuel for the ecosystem and the populations of bacteria and fungi will naturally rise and fall. 

 

3) I Don't Keep Bettas. Will These Botanicals Be Okay For My Critters?

100% yes. Our botanicals are for aquariums, terrariums, vivariums, and all natural enclosures wishing to recreate a more natural environment.

 

4) I Have Goldfish and Axolotls, What Botanicals Should I Avoid?

We DO NOT recommend using botanicals that these fish can ingest. Botanicals like casuarina cones, small alder cones, and live oak are not suited for these animals. Large aquarium leaves like Indian almond, loquat, and jackfruit leaf litter are preferred. 

 

5) When Should I Replace My Aquarium Leaves?

We recommend letting aquarium leaves and seed pods entirely break down into beneficial detritus. You can absolutely remove them after they don’t release tannins anymore, you just won't get all potential benefits of leaving them in the ecosystem. 

Ben sitting at a desk with a shipping box in his lap at Betta Botanicals.

Betta Botanicals Shipping And DOA Policy

All products from Betta Botanical show live shipping rates from our preferred carrier. We offer FREE shipping on select USA orders over $35. Aquatic Plants have an additional $8 charge as they require expedited shipping which is either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx 2Day, depending on your location. Manzanita Wood and Rasamala Borneo Roots have a USA Flat Shipping fee of $10, unless you spend $35+. Our merch is shipped direct to you from an off site curator and we cannot offer free shipping on those items. If an item has an assigned shipping $ value to it, this $ value is applied even when the order total qualifies for free shipping due to shipping costs, packing material, and time to carefully package your products. For international orders, kindly note that customs may impose applicable taxes and duties, which are the responsibility of the customer. If you choose not to cover these fees and decide to return your order, we'll gladly refund you the product cost. However, please be aware that the shipping label cost will not be refunded in this case.

 

When Do You Ship Live Plants?

Live plants ship Mondays and Tuesdays for orders received by 9pm PST on the previous day. Live plants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Fedex Express 2Day. Live arrival is guaranteed as long as you follow the DOA Policy below.

 

What Are Betta Botanicals Processing Times?

Live plant orders are only shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays to prevent them from being held over the weekend at the post office. This means it could take 6 days for your order to ship (live plant orders placed monday evenings after 9pm, ship the following Monday morning). Orders containing only botanicals will ship within 1-4 business days. Thank you!

 

What Is Our DOA Policy?

Email us at info@bettabotanicals.com with photos of your plants within 2 hrs of delivery notification with the shipping carrier of the plants inside of the bag. Do not order plants if they will have to sit inside of your mailbox for an entire workday in 85+ degrees or in temps below freezing. Plants are perishable and we reserve the right to hold shipments until stable weather conditions on our end of shipping. Plants are not duckweed or snail free.

 

Do I Have To Follow The Preparation Instructions?

We strongly recommend following the botanical preparation instructions. These instructions ensure that any 'potential contaminants' are removed if they find their way onto your leaves, bark, and seed pods during storage or shipping.

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John

Beyond thrilled with theses pieces.excellent looking as well as excellent customer service.ive placed multiple orders trying out different items everything has exceeded my expectations.this is my only go to for botanicals from here on out