Spathes Archive

  • Back in October of 09,  a friend of mine, Kai Terukuni, went collecting in Lingga island in Indonesia. Among some of the crypts he found and collected was one he...

    Cryptocoryne sp. KAI LNG7

    Back in October of 09,  a friend of mine, Kai Terukuni, went collecting in Lingga island in Indonesia. Among some of the crypts he found and collected was one he...

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  • Cryptocoryne zukalii is a very special plant. Back in the ’70s, a local collected this plant from somewhere in West Malaysia and sold it to an exporter. From there it...

    Cryptocoryne zukalii

    Cryptocoryne zukalii is a very special plant. Back in the ’70s, a local collected this plant from somewhere in West Malaysia and sold it to an exporter. From there it...

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  • Different from my other two varieties of bangkaensis, this one sports green leaves that are slightly bullate. It also has a fair bit of wine-red coloration under the leaves, especially...

    Cryptocoryne bangkaensis

    Different from my other two varieties of bangkaensis, this one sports green leaves that are slightly bullate. It also has a fair bit of wine-red coloration under the leaves, especially...

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  • I’ve had this plant flower before, but in the three more recent times its bloomed, I noticed that even though overall the spathe was getting larger as the plant got...

    Cryptocoryne nurii Pahang

    I’ve had this plant flower before, but in the three more recent times its bloomed, I noticed that even though overall the spathe was getting larger as the plant got...

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  • 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,...

    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,...

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  • One of the many Cryptocoryne cordata in my collection recently flowered for the first time. Collector information: Cryptocoryne cordata ‘Siamensis’ NJT02-52 I received this plant from a friend, who happens...

    Cryptocoryne cordata ‘Siamensis’

    One of the many Cryptocoryne cordata in my collection recently flowered for the first time. Collector information: Cryptocoryne cordata ‘Siamensis’ NJT02-52 I received this plant from a friend, who happens...

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  • This week, after much anticipation, the spathe on Cryptocoryne sp. JP0501 finally opened up! Unlike any other spathe I’ve seen in person before, the flower is gorgeous, with rich color...

    Cryptocoryne sp. JP0501

    This week, after much anticipation, the spathe on Cryptocoryne sp. JP0501 finally opened up! Unlike any other spathe I’ve seen in person before, the flower is gorgeous, with rich color...

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  • Frequently, Cryptocoryne are collected from new locations and without flowers present, are simply labelled with a code. In this case, its JP0501, and I received this plant on my trip...

    Cryptocoryne sp. JP0501

    Frequently, Cryptocoryne are collected from new locations and without flowers present, are simply labelled with a code. In this case, its JP0501, and I received this plant on my trip...

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