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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.
Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.
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When it comes to special aquatic plants, water plants from Aquasabi are just the thing for you. We offer rarities from our own cultivating tanks or import them specifically. These plants are otherwise hard to come by, and most of them cannot be purchased from other shops. We have high quality standards, which make Aquasabi plants a good choice for aquascapers, planted tank enthusiasts and aquatic plant collectors who want to enrich their tanks with rare aquatic plants. Special mosses, particular stem plants, hard-to-come-by ferns or very rare forms of the genus Bucephalandra are only a few of the plants we are proud to offer.
Die Cryptocoryne kam in einem top Zustand bei mir an. Ich konnte sie leicht in 5 Pflanzen teilen. Einzig das Nährgel haftete wirklich sehr sehr fest an der Pflanze. (read more)
Die Cryptocoryne kam in einem top Zustand bei mir an. Ich konnte sie leicht in 5 Pflanzen teilen. Einzig das Nährgel haftete wirklich sehr sehr fest an der Pflanze. Aber mit einer Pinzette und etwas Geduld habe ich zumindest einen Großteil entfernen können. Sie steht nun 4x auf Soil und einmal zum Test in nicht angereichertem Kies. Falls sie dort stagnieren sollte, bekommt sie Düngekapseln. Bis jetzt kann ich nur sagen, sehr gesunde schöne Pflanzen und in Hinsicht auf die Menge ein Spitzenpreis!