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Cryptocoryne usteriana

Cryptocoryne usteriana

  • Grows very large, with bullate leaves
  • Undemanding, suitable for hard water
  • Suitable for Cichlid tanks
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Description

Cryptocoryne usteriana is a large crypt with longish nubbly leaves, which grows to a height of up to 70 cm. This species usually grows submersed in rivers on the island of Guimaras (Philippines). C. usteriana has long been known as undemanding aquarium plant and is recommended for cichlid tanks. It tolerates hard water rich in calcium. Sometimes it is confused with Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia, however, the latter has much longer leaves.

Cryptocoryne usteriana is a very large Cryptocoryne that can grow to a height of up to 70 cm. It grows mostly submersed in rivers on the Philippine island Guimaras. For a long time, the larger C. aponogetifolia was not discerned from C. usteriana. This is the reason why the plants that are cultivated under the name C. usteriana are in many cases truly C. aponogetifolia.

Like C. aponogetifolia, true C. usteriana grows best in hard water. This preference as well as its size makes it a very recommendable plant for Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi Chichlid tanks.

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Complete botanical name Cryptocóryne usteriána Engl.
Family Araceae
Genus Cryptocoryne
Difficulty easy
Usage Cichlid proof plant, Background, Midground, Specimen plant
Growth slow
pH value 6 - 8
Temperature tolerance 15 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness 7 - 21°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Complete botanical name
Cryptocóryne usteriána Engl.
Family
Araceae
Genus
Cryptocoryne
Difficulty
easy
Usage
Cichlid proof plant, Background, Midground, Specimen plant
Growth
slow
pH value
6 - 8
Temperature tolerance
15 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness
7 - 21°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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Item no. 135.0129.00
EAN 5703249120007
Weight 0,00 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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Jan W.
Lots of plants!
17th August 2016
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Plant-It!
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Plant-It!

Finally got the real C. usteriana with the broader leaves with red undersides! Often confused with the all green and more narrow C. aponogetifolia. (read more)

Andreas U.
2nd December 2013
Cryptocoryne usteriana - pot
Cryptocoryne usteriana - pot

kräftige, gut bewurzelte Pflanzen. Haben sich im hiesigen harten Wasser auch gut weiterentwickelt!

Kerstin H.
Überzeugend
8th November 2017
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Plant-It!
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Plant-It!

Sehr gute Qualität. Die Pflanzen haben sich in meinen Biotopbecken sehr schnell etabliert. Es trat keine Cryptocorynenfäule ein, trotz neuem Standort. (read more)