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post #106 of 141 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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i was wondering if that's what it was. it was suggested to me that i use that plant for my jungle/forest goal. that picture has made me decide that i want to try it =)
I think they give you a great "tree" like feel to the tank. I've seen a few people complain that they don't grow up towards the top and only crawl along the substrate. They grow both ways in my tank. I think you just have to be patient then they will start growing upwards after it has settled in your tank.
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I think they give you a great "tree" like feel to the tank. I've seen a few people complain that they don't grow up towards the top and only crawl along the substrate. They grow both ways in my tank. I think you just have to be patient then they will start growing upwards after it has settled in your tank.
you mean they put out runners and grow horizontally or the leaves grow horizontally?

I have gone to a place far below up above and in between the middle.
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post #108 of 141 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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you mean they put out runners and grow horizontally or the leaves grow horizontally?
It will likely send out runners horizontally until the plant is established. Then it will send up large stems like you see in the picture from the more mature plants.
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I'm really pissed at myself for missing this C. sp 'Lingga 4' spathe. Just caught the tail end of it, it's already starting to melt. It has a beautiful burgundy color with a cool texture on the limb. Sorry for the bad iphone pics!





I'll be more diligent and keep a closer eye on these guys for future spathes.

Here are two more Lingga crypts throwing up spathes




I'll post pics once the spathes open.

C. minima



C.striolata
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post #110 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 03:42 PM
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Great job Steve
Those are not even potted in soil. What kind of fert did you use to get them to bloom?


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It's a secret! Nah, I don't think I fertilized these plants. There's actually new AS under the sphagnum.
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Here are the 'Lingga 9' crypts that threw spathes. Two different plants.



a day or two later and the color was more maroon/reddish




A different plant, the limb on this spathe was much broader.

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You are really making me jealous Steve

Jan seem to think that these lingga crypts are closely related to nurii but their leaf shapes, patterns and colors are so much different than the nurii we know. I hope these will rise to their own species level


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You are really making me jealous Steve

Jan seem to think that these lingga crypts are closely related to nurii but their leaf shapes, patterns and colors are so much different than the nurii we know. I hope these will rise to their own species level


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I totally agree about them looking so different. I can see similarities in the spathes though. I hope they do get their own species. These are definitely one of my favorites. Now to just get the 'platinum line' to throw a spathe!
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Very NICE!!!
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post #117 of 141 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Christmas eve spathes!

Two more crypts decided to throw spathes. C. nakamotoi and C. elliptica.

C.nakamotoi.









C.elliptica







I hope everyone is having a great Christmas!

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Damn!! Your c nakamotoi looks good! It's a crazy looking spathe.

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Damn!! Your c nakamotoi looks good! It's a crazy looking spathe.
Thanks!

I think your journal is long overdue for an update!
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Plants are awesome!!!
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