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Cryptocoryne usteriana (invitro) Dennerle plant-it!

DEN-30016

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Dennerle plant-it! In-Vitro Plant

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Cryptocorynes often referred to as "Crypts" are very attractive mid- to background plants. They are easy to maintain. These plants are very popular with aquatic plant collectors, because of the different species available for sale.

Cryptocoryne usteriana is an impressive plant from the Philippines. Unlike many other Cryptocoryne species, it grows permanently under water and is therefore not suitable for emersed cultivation in the greenhouse. For this reason it is very rarely found commercially. The bullate leaves are up to 70 cm long and the leaves are bright mid-green with a reddish underside. With medium lighting, Cryptocoryne usteriana grows best in hard, alkaline water and is therefore ideal for cichlids from Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Even with a low CO2 supply the plant still grows rather well and is very easy to care for. The more familiar Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia looks confusingly similar.

plant-it! plants are cultivated in the laboratory under sterile conditions. They are supplied in a 7 cm, sealed tub. The small plants are completely free of algae and snails and can be planted directly. This product is ideal for smaller aquaria and Nano Cubes and for modern aquascaping. The top right hand corner of the packaging very clearly shows how much care each plant requires. Before introducing the plants, the nutrient medium simply has to be rinsed and the plants divided. Clean it, cut it, PLANTit!

OriginPhilippines
Area/height:Background 70cm
Light:medium - low
Temperature22 - 26 C.
Growth:slow
pH:6 - 8
Water hardness:   medium-hard to hard
Co2:5-30 mg/l
Propagation:Stolons
Difficulty:Easy

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