Antispiral water trumpet
Antispiral water trumpet
- Narrow-leaved Cryptocoryne from India
- Rarely cultivated
- Green, ribbon-shaped, smooth leaves
- Also well suited as paludarium plant
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The name Cryptocoryne retrospiralis is well-known in the aquarium hobby, however it has almost always been misapplied to forms of Cryptocoryne crispatula. Otherwise, the true Cryptocoryne retrospiralis from India can be seen as a rarity, and until recently it was virtually unavailable in the trade. This species forms grass-like stands on riverbanks in the monsoon regions of Indiabildet and is flooded during the rain period. It is closely related to the Cryptocoryne crispatula complex and named after its spirally twisted spathe.
The Antispiral water trumpet forms long, ribbon-shaped, green, smooth leaves under water. It is not demanding and grows well in medium-hard water. Not too few light and a nutrient-rich substrate are recommendable.
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis grows also well as emersed swamp plant. According to its origin, it is suited for creating biotope tanks which imitate Indian riverbank habitats.
Please be aware that the bunch/potted variation of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.
|Synonyms||Ambrosina retrospiralis Roxb., Cryptocoryne dalzellii Schott, Cryptocoryne roxburghiana (Voigt) Schott, Cryptocoryne unilocularis (Roxb.) Schott|
|Complete botanical name||Cryptocóryne retrospirális (Roxb.) Kunth|
|pH value||5 - 8|
|Temperature tolerance||18 - 30°C|
|Carbonate hardness||2 - 20°dKH|
|Propagation||Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|
|Ambrosina retrospiralis Roxb., Cryptocoryne dalzellii Schott, Cryptocoryne roxburghiana (Voigt) Schott, Cryptocoryne unilocularis (Roxb.) Schott|
|Complete botanical name|
|Cryptocóryne retrospirális (Roxb.) Kunth|
|5 - 8|
|18 - 30°C|
|2 - 20°dKH|
|Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?|
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Been looking for Cryptocoryne retrospiralis for a long time and today after only 2 days shipping it arrived ! Pretty green color, and about 15 cm long fresh leaves. (read more)
Been looking for Cryptocoryne retrospiralis for a long time and today after only 2 days shipping it arrived ! Pretty green color, and about 15 cm long fresh leaves. Excellent as a background plant!