Schismatoglottis prietoi

Schismatoglottis prietoi

  • New aquarium plant from the Philippines
  • Still rarely available
  • Excellent aquarium suitability
  • Small light green, elliptic leaves
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Schismatoglottis prietoi is a small aroid that is perfectly suitable as aquarium plant. This Schismatoglottis is a quite new species for science as well as for the aquarium hobby. It is native to the Philippines and was first found on Cebu Island. It was scientifically described and named in honour of its discoverer, Esquerion Prieto, in 2015. It grows largely submerged in nature and develops large stands in sandy to gravelly riverbeds by its runners, comparable to Cryptocoryne species. Its small, elliptic, glossy leaves resemble those of Anubias 'Petite' but are lighter green, the plant also grows faster than this Anubias.

This small rhizome plant is planted into the ground. There are reports that it can be used as an epiphyte on rock, however, in contrast to Schismatoglottis roseospatha and Anubias, it does not attach itself to solid materials by adhesive roots. Its roots may anchor in porous materials such as lava rock, otherwise they grow in loose substrate as it is known from e.g. Cryptocoryne. Schismatoglottis roseospatha has no special demands and grows with low to high carbonate hardness, a pH value of about 6 - 8 and temperatures between about 20 and 28 °C. However, medium lighting and a good nutrient supply, also via the substrate, are very beneficial. The growth may be quite slow in the beginning but accelerates after establishing. With time, this Schismatoglottis forms a dense, broad stand. It is easily propagating by splitting and separating of young plantlets.

This new aquarium plant deserves wide spread in the aquarium hobby and can be used in many ways, best as group in the foreground to midground of an aquarium. In "geographically correct" Asia-themed tanks it is a right replacement for similar Anubias forms, originating from Africa.



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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.

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Sandra K.
9th December 2022
Schismatoglottis prietoi - Pot
Schismatoglottis prietoi - Pot

The plant that I received was huge, even bigger then on the picture. I am really surprised. You can not go wrong with this one

Tommy S.
Beautiful healthy plant, good service, and fast shipping.
5th September 2021
Schismatoglottis prietoi - Pot
Schismatoglottis prietoi - Pot

Arrived after only 2 days shipping from Germany to Denmark. The plant was in perfect condition and seems very healthy. (read more)

Jan W.
Green and lush!
20th March 2020
Schismatoglottis prietoi - Pot
Schismatoglottis prietoi - Pot

Arrived today after only 2 days shipping from Germany to Sweden! Plant looked very healthy with dark green leaves just like on the picture! (read more)

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