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Old 10-04-2019, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: Echinodorus species experiences?

Originally Posted by Zoltán View Post
Thy for the answer mate! I already tryed 1 Cryptocoryne type! Its died out! The Anubias just grow very well!(might because its need way less light!) I use drip-wall technic and a most of regular tropical plants just might will die too! Thats why i searching aqua plants.
Cryptocoryne are pure terrestrial plants that, when growing emersed are getting their nutrition mainly through their roots. You can mount them but then you will need a very thick layer of moss (preferably live moss).

When you say drip-wall technique does that mean that the plants get all their water only through the wet surface, or do you spray or mist, too?

Another easily available plant, closely related to Cryptocoryne that I forgot to mention: Lagenandra meeboldii "red". It grows without problems emersed and stays red even in lower light. But it also is no epiphyte, which means it needs a thick moss layer as well.

Let me see if I can snap a photo of one of my Crypto's.

I forgot which species that is, but it's an adult plant and still tiny. You can see the thick moss layer and it's mounted on a lava stone. It grows in rather strong light, though.
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