Tiger water trumpet
Cryptocoryne spiralis 'Tiger'
Tiger water trumpet
- Striking Cryptocoryne variant from India
- Narrow, red-brown leaves with stripe pattern
- Interesting accent in the aquarium midground
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With 'Tiger' and 'Red', two pretty new forms of Cryptocoryne spiralis have entered the market via ADA few years ago. They are still rarely available in Europe. The Spiral water trumpet from southwestern India is an extremely polymorphic species, however the form 'Tiger' is unique. It resembles Cryptocoryne albida "Brown" but gets larger and grows faster. Its submerged leaves are very narrowly lanceolate with smooth to wavy edge, brown-red with dark "tiger stripes" that are more pronounced than in Cryptocoryne spiralis 'Red'. It also differs from the latter by wider, shorter, more spreading leaves under same growth conditions. Sometimes the midrib is vividly green, but less often than in 'Red'. In our aquariums, the 'Tiger' has formed nearly 30 cm long, 1,3 cm wide leaves but may become considerably taller.
As several other Cryptocoryne spiralis forms, 'Tiger' is apparently a quite easy aquarium plant. Nutrient-rich substrate and CO2 addition are very beneficial for its growth. It is not a low-light plant, the lighting should be at least moderate, and strong light enhances its showy coloration. With time, daughter rosettes appear at the base of the plant that develops a tuft with many leaves and strong roots. The daughter plants can be cut off for propagation. We have not yet noticed long runners in C. spiralis 'Tiger'.
Cryptocoryne spiralis 'Tiger' is an eye-catcher in not too small aquariums, best as a solitary bush in the midground. Its red-brown tones contrast well with light green plants.
Aqua Design Amano (ADA) is the premium brand in aquascaping and Nature Aquaria. The company was founded by Takashi Amano, who applied the elements of the Japanese art of gardening to planting and decorating aquaria. For Takashi Amano, clearly the focus is on creating especially attractive habitats with his Nature Aquaria and aquascapes. The products manufactured by Aqua Design Amano (ADA) are of a very high quality, they complement the overall effect such a Nature Aquarium has on its contemplators, and they complete the artistic impression of the layout.
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