The Madagascar lace needs little introduction. It is unique among aquatic plants. Indeed, it stands out amongst all rooted plants. Its fame (and common name) comes from its leaf structure, or lack thereof. As the accompanying photos from my own stock demonstrate, the most striking feature of the Madagascar lace is its “skeletonized”—or fenestrated—leaves. Sprouting from a tuberous rhizome that is mistaken for a bulb in some forms, Aponogeton madagascariensis forms a rosette of leaves that vary in length from barely 2 inches to nearly 3 feet long, depending on the variety. If the discus is the king of the aquarium fishes, then the Madagascar lace is the queen of aquarium plants!