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    Cryptocoryne parva

    Dwarf water trumpet

    Cryptocoryne parva

    Dwarf water trumpet

    • The smallest Crypt
    • Forms narrow-leaved cushions or lawns
    • Robust, slow-growing
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    Cryptocoryne parva is the smallest crypt, and one of the very few species whose leaf colour and form does not change significantly when the environment changes. When cultivated emerged, the plants have wide lanceolate leaf blades, the submersed forms of the leaves are very narrow. Needs more light than most other crypts. The plants are planted only a few centimetres apart so they form an uninterrupted low carpet after around six months. A recommendable very slow grower for the foreground, also nice as small bush in the areas where the hardscape borders on the substrate.

    Cryptocoryne parva, the smallest known water trumpet species, has its origins in the central highlands of Sri Lanka near Kandy city. It grows in dense colonies on riverbanks there. Recently it has been scarcely collected in the wild, and it is possibly to be considered an endangered species.
    In aquaristics, it has been known for a long time but hasn't been very widely spread, mostly due to its really slow growth. However, it is easily available in trade or from other hobbyists.

    The dwarf water trumpet is quite similar to those plants from the group of plants related to Cryptocoryne x willisii. Under comparable conditions it tends to stay smaller than those, as a submersed, non-flowering plant it is hard to be discerned safely from them, though. Earlier on, the name "Cryptocoryne nevillii" was used for both C. parva and C. (read more)

    Complete botanical nameCryptocóryne párva de Wit
    UsageNano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
    Aquascapingforms a grass-like lawn
    Growthvery slow
    pH value5 - 8
    Temperature tolerance15 - 28°C
    Carbonate hardness1 - 18°dKH
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationRunners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?yes
    Complete botanical name
    Cryptocóryne párva de Wit
    Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
    forms a grass-like lawn
    very slow
    pH value
    5 - 8
    Temperature tolerance
    15 - 28°C
    Carbonate hardness
    1 - 18°dKH
    General hardness
    0 - 30°dGH
    Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?

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    11th August 2014
    Cryptocoryne parva - pot
    Cryptocoryne parva - pot
    Dwarf water trumpet

    Nach einer Woche voll zufrieden. Danke für den Tipp zu dem Topf. Waren zwei schöne Pflanzen gekommen...sehr zu empfehlen! Macht sich toll als Highlight in meinem Iwagumi. (mehr lesen)

    Maurizio M.
    Un buon acquisto
    15th April 2017
    Cryptocoryne parva - in Vitro XL
    Cryptocoryne parva - in Vitro XL
    Dwarf water trumpet

    Tra le cryptocoryne e' la mia preferita perche' cresce bassa. La confezione contiene molte piantine in buona salute che ho piantumato in primo piano. (mehr lesen)

    Müller S.
    Viele Pflanzen
    31st July 2014
    Cryptocoryne parva - Linea Cup
    Cryptocoryne parva - Linea Cup
    Dwarf water trumpet

    Ich hab etwa sechs kleinere Büschel aus dem Becher bekommen die ich seperat verpflanzen konnte. Sie treiben auch schon gut aus :)