- 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.
Please be aware that the bunch/potted variation of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.
Aquasabi is our own brand, under which we offer high-quality products with a very good price-performance ratio. Carefully selected CO2 diffusers, CO2 bubble counters or lily pipes are just some of the items we sell under this brand and which will surely add to the value und the beauty of any aquascape. For this reason, many aquascapers and planted tank enthusiasts use products by Aquasabi.
Besides the good price-performance ratio, our main focus is on the satisfaction of our customers. This is the reason why our doors are always open for those who need help with our products.
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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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)
Arrived today after only 2 days shipping from Germany to Sweden! Plant looked very healthy with dark green leaves just like on the picture! I will use it attached to some root in a Nano Aquascape 40 L.
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 (read more)
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
Arrived after only 2 days shipping from Germany to Denmark. The plant was in perfect condition and seems very healthy. (read more)
Arrived after only 2 days shipping from Germany to Denmark. The plant was in perfect condition and seems very healthy. It was so big that I could divide it into three smaller plants, which still have a nice size. I have had the plant for almost 2 weeks now and it has already put several new small leaves.