Spathes Archive

  • A little while ago I’d posted about an unknown crypt that a friend of mine had collected in the wild. When it flowered, it was surprising to note that it...

    Cryptocoryne cordata var. Grabrowskii

    A little while ago I’d posted about an unknown crypt that a friend of mine had collected in the wild. When it flowered, it was surprising to note that it...

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  • There are only a few crypts that I regard as standing out from the crowd, and Cryptocoryne thwaitesii is certainly one of them. The leaves have a rather leathery look...

    Cryptocoryne thwaitesii

    There are only a few crypts that I regard as standing out from the crowd, and Cryptocoryne thwaitesii is certainly one of them. The leaves have a rather leathery look...

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  • Cryptocoryne xTimahensis is a very unusual and interesting crypt. Found only in a small pool in Bukit Timah national park in Singapore, its widely accepted to be a hybrid between...

    Cryptocoryne x timahensis

    Cryptocoryne xTimahensis is a very unusual and interesting crypt. Found only in a small pool in Bukit Timah national park in Singapore, its widely accepted to be a hybrid between...

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  • Here’s why it’s called Cryptocoryne longicuada: Longus is Latin for “long”, cauda is Latin for “tail”. I’ve added a scale (in cm) to give you an idea of size –...

    Cryptocoryne longicauda

    Here’s why it’s called Cryptocoryne longicuada: Longus is Latin for “long”, cauda is Latin for “tail”. I’ve added a scale (in cm) to give you an idea of size –...

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  • Last year, a friend of mine went on a collecting trip to the Panti area of Johor state in Malaysia. He found quite a number of plants, and he documented...

    Cryptocoryne cf. griffithi’s real id revealed

    Last year, a friend of mine went on a collecting trip to the Panti area of Johor state in Malaysia. He found quite a number of plants, and he documented...

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  • I realize that I’ve blogged about Cryptocoryne ciliata in the past, but whenever it throws up a new spathe, I’m always excited about it. The spathe of this particular variety...

    Cryptocoryne ciliata

    I realize that I’ve blogged about Cryptocoryne ciliata in the past, but whenever it throws up a new spathe, I’m always excited about it. The spathe of this particular variety...

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  • A second plant of what I have as Cryptocoryne purpurea flowered. A very large and strong spathe. I was able to take some decent close ups. You can see that...

    Cryptocoryne purpurea

    A second plant of what I have as Cryptocoryne purpurea flowered. A very large and strong spathe. I was able to take some decent close ups. You can see that...

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  • About five years ago, I obtained this plant from Karen Randell. It was only being circulated amongst a handful of hobbyists and still, its not a common plant. I’ve been...

    Lagenandra meeboldii ‘pink’

    About five years ago, I obtained this plant from Karen Randell. It was only being circulated amongst a handful of hobbyists and still, its not a common plant. I’ve been...

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