Culture Info Archive

  • Lagenandra have three general growth patterns when it comes to vegetative propagation: 1) They produce runners with daughter plants on the ends. L. narii is an example of that. 2)...

    Dividing Lagenandra thwaitesii

    Lagenandra have three general growth patterns when it comes to vegetative propagation: 1) They produce runners with daughter plants on the ends. L. narii is an example of that. 2)...

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  • Cryptocoryne can be successfully grown several ways: 1) Fully emersed 2) Semi emersed 3) Fully submersed In this post, I will detail the setup and general requirements of growing Cryptocoryne...

    How to grow Cryptocoryne emersed

    Cryptocoryne can be successfully grown several ways: 1) Fully emersed 2) Semi emersed 3) Fully submersed In this post, I will detail the setup and general requirements of growing Cryptocoryne...

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  • Uprooting a plant and shipping it in a box across the country causes the plant to stress out. Heat, temperature variations and rot can take their toll on it. Here...

    What to do when you receive new Crypts

    Uprooting a plant and shipping it in a box across the country causes the plant to stress out. Heat, temperature variations and rot can take their toll on it. Here...

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  • Culture Information Cryptocoryne xPurpurea Considered a natural hybrid between C. griffithii and C. cordata var. cordata, C. xPurpurea is generally a pretty easy to grow cryptocoryne. There are several variations...

    Cryptocoryne xPurpurea

    Culture Information Cryptocoryne xPurpurea Considered a natural hybrid between C. griffithii and C. cordata var. cordata, C. xPurpurea is generally a pretty easy to grow cryptocoryne. There are several variations...

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  • Cryptocoryne alba is a species from southern Sri Lanka. Originally described in 1975, the name ‘alba’ was given due to the pure white spathe on the type specimen. However, it...

    Cryptocoryne alba

    Cryptocoryne alba is a species from southern Sri Lanka. Originally described in 1975, the name ‘alba’ was given due to the pure white spathe on the type specimen. However, it...

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  • Ok, this is the last update on the Cryptocoryne elliptica plantlets. I’ve demonstrated how Cryptocoryne elliptica can be successfully propagated via its leaves. Almost 6 weeks since I started, the...

    Cryptocoryne elliptica propagation success!

    Ok, this is the last update on the Cryptocoryne elliptica plantlets. I’ve demonstrated how Cryptocoryne elliptica can be successfully propagated via its leaves. Almost 6 weeks since I started, the...

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  • Well, its been a total of 20 days now since I started experimenting with the C. elliptica propagation via leaves. Today, the plantlet roots are about 1″-1.5″ long, and there...

    C. elliptica plantlets update

    Well, its been a total of 20 days now since I started experimenting with the C. elliptica propagation via leaves. Today, the plantlet roots are about 1″-1.5″ long, and there...

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  • Its been 5 days since I pulled the remaining leaves from the pot and dropped them into the water. Compare these pictures… Today -5 days Today Today -5 days Today...

    Cryptocoryne elliptica plantlets progress

    Its been 5 days since I pulled the remaining leaves from the pot and dropped them into the water. Compare these pictures… Today -5 days Today Today -5 days Today...

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