Dennerle Cryptocoryne usteriana In-Vitro
Cryptocoryne usteriana is an impressive plant from the Philippines. Unlike many other Cryptocoryne species, it grows permanently under water and is therefore not suitable for emersed cultivation in the greenhouse. For this reason it is very rarely found commercially. The bullate leaves are up to 70 cm long and the leaves are bright mid-green with a reddish underside. With medium lighting, Cryptocoryne usteriana grows best in hard, alkaline water and is therefore ideal for cichlids from Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Even with a low CO2 supply the plant still grows rather well and is very easy to care for. The more familiar Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia looks confusingly similar.
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+ Temperature Range: 22-26°C
+ CO2-Requirements: 5-30 mg/l
+ easy to cultivating species with medium - low light requirements
Dennerle plant-it! In-Vitro plants are cultivated in the laboratory under sterile conditions. They are supplied in a 7 cm, sealed tub filled with nutrition jelly. The small plants are completely free of algae and snails and can be planted directly. This product is ideal for smaller aquaria and Nano Cubes and for modern aquascaping. But they are also suitbale for larger aquariums and tanks which are already setted up.
The top right hand corner of the packaging very clearly shows how much care each plant requires. Before introducing the plants, the nutrient medium simply has to be rinsed and the plants divided. Clean it, cut it, PLANTit!Do you have questions about this article ?