Cryptocoryne schulzei

Found only in a limited area in Johore, Malaysia, I was quite happy to receive this plant earlier this year. Though I wouldn’t call the growth vigorous, it is healthy, growing well for me and producing runners. The leaves are green with red markings on them. Last week, this plant threw up a spathe.


You can see a fairly pronounced collar.


The spathe only lasted a few days, and by the 3rd day was already shriveling – I waited too long for the cross section picture, but you see the purple in the throat, giving way to a white tube and kettle that have a little purple speckling.
Note the emarginate top of the stigma’s.

I’m hoping to propagate more of this out and I think it might do well in aquariums.