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Tissue Culture Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ - Journal update pg 3

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I grabbed a Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Flamingo’ tissue culture plant off ebay, this will be a journal where I track their progress and share what I find.

This was the ebay listing. The plants only spent one day in the mail, so the they arrived in very good shape. It is a bit warm here in Los Angeles so I was a little nervous. But their roots were very strong, the stems were strong and their leaves tho small, were in great shape and not wilted at all. I think these are great specimens to start with.


I was able to break it into 9 plants.



This is where they will be grown out. This is Eco Complete capped with ADA Amazonia. Once they develop a bit more of a root structure I will give each stem a 1/4 of a root tab. They are in high light and high tech environment.
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SO MUCH YES!!! I may have to do this same thing! I'd never even looked for a tissue culture of these on the bay! Hope they do well for you!


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This may sound like a noob question, but is flamingo rare? I have only owned one crypt before which is balance so im no crypt genius! it looks pretty, the pink to it is very bright imo.
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SO MUCH YES!!! I may have to do this same thing! I'd never even looked for a tissue culture of these on the bay! Hope they do well for you!


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The whole point of this is to grow them out and sell them. Depending on how they do, they will be candidates for my new grow enclosure I am doing a proof of concept of. If they do well, id be more than happy to send you over a few

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This may sound like a noob question, but is flamingo rare? I have only owned one crypt before which is balance so im no crypt genius! it looks pretty, the pink to it is very bright imo.
Uhm, they only person I have seen with them is Tom Barr, and I'm sure he would charge like $92 per leaf ( slight exaggeration, peppered with frustration ) for his. Here is a picture from Tom Barr that has Crypt Flamingo in the background.
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wow, then I guess you really got a bargain!
All the best!
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wow, then I guess you really got a bargain!
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It is an investment. Since I got it for like $32 shipped, which isnt too bad, but is also WAY more than I have ever spent on a tissue culture plant, Since I was able to break them into 9 plants, I feel good about the investment. Tissue cultures are always a shot in the dark, either they will take off right away, or they will wither into nothing and die. So cross your fingers for me!
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Uhm, they only person I have seen with them is Tom Barr, and I'm sure he would charge like $92 per leaf ( slight exaggeration, peppered with frustration ) for his. Here is a picture from Tom Barr that has Crypt Flamingo in the background.


They are definitely out there. I've had them before but it never recovered from a cross country move. Part of the issue is that early on, & this may still be true, the color morph (it is a C. wendtii variant) was not stable. You'd have a pink plant that would throw out a much darker leaf, closer to a Fl. Sunset color-that kinda mottled pink/brown, and the bright pink color would never fully return. Some plants reverted completely back to brown. I've seen people selling "Crypt. sp. 'Flamingo'" for a hefty sum that was no different than a normal red/bronze C. wendtii.

Also, LOL at the Barr comment!

I will be interested to see how these do as far as maintaining the color. Was there a brand listed on the tissue culture? I believe it was Dennerle that originally developed the plant. If you wanna see how it does in different environments, I'd be happy to grow it too. I believe it won't maintain the color in under lower light levels. Although, I had mine in a non-CO2 tank w/pretty high light(my BML XB), dosing the hell outta Excel & was able to keep it looking decent.

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LOL at the Barr comment!

I will be interested to see how these do as far as maintaining the color. Was there a brand listed on the tissue culture?

I'm looking forward to watching this progress!
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Actually no, there was no brand on the tissue culutre, it didnt have any labels on it at all.

For posterity, here is a close up of the plants

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I mean compared to what I have ordered in TC before they don't looks to bad
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I mean compared to what I have ordered in TC before they don't looks to bad
Yep, they are in great shape. I have high hopes.
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I got some of those from a Dennerle rep a couple weeks ago. They're doing well so far.

$92/leaf....LOL.
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The whole point of this is to grow them out and sell them. Depending on how they do, they will be candidates for my new grow enclosure I am doing a proof of concept of. If they do well, id be more than happy to send you over a few



Uhm, they only person I have seen with them is Tom Barr, and I'm sure he would charge like $92 per leaf ( slight exaggeration, peppered with frustration ) for his. Here is a picture from Tom Barr that has Crypt Flamingo in the background.
Count me in when you get to the point where you have some to sell. I have wanted to try out this plant for a long time.

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I got some of those from a Dennerle rep a couple weeks ago. They're doing well so far.

$92/leaf....LOL.
think it would just be cheaper to go to the amazon myself and scrounge some up lmao
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I got some of those from a Dennerle rep a couple weeks ago. They're doing well so far.

$92/leaf....LOL.
Pictures of it didnt happen!
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They are definitely out there. I've had them before but it never recovered from a cross country move. Part of the issue is that early on, & this may still be true, the color morph (it is a C. wendtii variant) was not stable. You'd have a pink plant that would throw out a much darker leaf, closer to a Fl. Sunset color-that kinda mottled pink/brown, and the bright pink color would never fully return. Some plants reverted completely back to brown. I've seen people selling "Crypt. sp. 'Flamingo'" for a hefty sum that was no different than a normal red/bronze C. wendtii.

Also, LOL at the Barr comment!

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I'm looking forward to watching this progress!




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You're right on the color, it doesn't seem to come back once it's totally lost but still looks nothing like other wendtii vars leaf structure and veining are different. Flowers are the same though.

If someone is after that bright pink high light and ferts is the way to go and start with a good healthy stock.

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