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Staurogyne repens

Creeping Staurogyne

Staurogyne repens

Creeping Staurogyne

  • Compact carpet or bush
  • Very nice between rocks and stones
  • Relatively slow grower
  • Very popular in aquascaping
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Description

Staurogyne repens is a light green compact strong plant for the aquarium foreground originating from Rio Cristalino in Brazil. It can be used as ground-covering plant or as low cushion-like bush. Forms well through trimming. It is effective for setting accents in crevices and gaps in the hardscape. If you get a plant with long stems from emerged cultivation you ought to cut them off, cut them into several parts and plant them into the substrate, keeping a small distance. The lateral shoots that form in this case will grow more or less horizontally along the substrate. A lot of light (at least 0.5 W/litre) and a good CO2 and nutrient supply are recommendable.

This plant was hitherto known as Staurogyne spec., or Staurogyne sp. "Rio Cristalino". However, in 2010, Dr. Dieter C. Wasshausen (Smithsonian Institution, Washington) identified flowering plants herbarised by Christel Kasselmann as Staurogyne repens (Nees) Kuntze [1].
The aquarium population of this species originates from Rio Cristalino in the Brazilian federal state Mato Grosso. The plant were found growing on and between rocks on the bank of the fast-flowing river, mainly above the waterline, and in full sun. [1],[2]. In May 2008, Staurogyne repens was presented as new aquarium plant (back then as Staurogyne spec.) during the Interzoo trade fair by Tropica.

Recently, this plant has also been offered erroneously as Staurogyne sp. 'Porto Velho'. (read more)

Synonyms Ebermaiera repens Nees
Complete botanical name Staurogyne répens (Nees) Kuntze
Family Acanthaceae
Genus Staurogyne
Difficulty medium
Usage Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
Aquascaping well-branched, bushy
Growth medium
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 20 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 10°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Synonyms
Ebermaiera repens Nees
Complete botanical name
Staurogyne répens (Nees) Kuntze
Family
Acanthaceae
Genus
Staurogyne
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
Aquascaping
well-branched, bushy
Growth
medium
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
20 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 10°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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General information

Item no.
135.0153.00
EAN 5703249049704
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

Customer reviews

This item has been rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Horváth M.
big one
13th November
Staurogyne repens - in Vitro XL
Staurogyne repens - in Vitro XL

That was a very good and big Dosage,with a good price tag too.

Recommend this version and i will buy more

Peter K.
My favorite carpeting plant
25th January
Staurogyne repens - in Vitro XL
Staurogyne repens - in Vitro XL

This is one of the plants you can use for making a low carpet in front of your tank and you dont need CO2 nor strong lightning. (read more)

Sandra K.
Nice plant
17th April 2017
Staurogyne repens - in Vitro XL
Staurogyne repens - in Vitro XL

Nice plant, very large portion, perfect health. Grows a bit slow but I got time and patience. Propagating is really easy

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