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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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  • From time to time, I have some Crypts available for sale / trade. I’ve been getting numerous emails regarding plants I have available. Instead of trying to reply back to...

    Available Crypts

    From time to time, I have some Crypts available for sale / trade. I’ve been getting numerous emails regarding plants I have available. Instead of trying to reply back to...

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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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  • Earlier this year I’d posted a number of blog entries documenting my efforts of trying to propagate Cryptocoryne via tissue culture. It’s been quite a learning experience so far and...

    Cryptocoryne tissue culture

    Earlier this year I’d posted a number of blog entries documenting my efforts of trying to propagate Cryptocoryne via tissue culture. It’s been quite a learning experience so far and...

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  • 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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  • 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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