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post #391 of 660 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 01:07 AM
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Cutting the roots is perfectly okay, just leave about 1/2 inch. Do not plant the mineral wool though, remove all of that from the roots.

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This is what I got.



After cutting and seperating this is what I ended up with.


Is there something I can do with the leftovers like these thick roots or this root ball?

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This is what I got.



After cutting and seperating this is what I ended up with.


Is there something I can do with the leftovers like these thick roots or this root ball?

Occasionally, crypts can grow from remaining pieces and parts of the rhizoid. You could try to plant the leftover root ball and hope something grows. I wouldn't get my hopes up to much though, and I would definitely plant it separately from anything else in case it rots and turnes toxic.

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...Is there something I can do with the leftovers like these thick roots or this root ball?...
Here you go:

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Cryptocoryne striolata "Lundu"



On a somewhat related note, I'm looking for C. striolata from other localities. In particular, I'd like C. striolata "Rimbas River Betong". Anyone have C. striolata other than Lundu and willing to share / sell?

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Hey! Looking good Dev!
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Thanks Steve! It's technically my first Cryptocoryne bloom, and I'm pretty excited to see it. Now if it would only set seed ...

Maybe I should set a fruit fly loose in the spathe?

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Does anybody know off hand how many different varieties of crypt wendtii there are?
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Occasionally, crypts can grow from remaining pieces and parts of the rhizoid. You could try to plant the leftover root ball and hope something grows. I wouldn't get my hopes up to much though, and I would definitely plant it separately from anything else in case it rots and turnes toxic.

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I didn't get an answer quick enough so I threw it in my tank to float it.
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I didn't get an answer quick enough so I threw it in my tank to float it.
Crypts are heavy root feeders, so I can almost guarantee that the remaining root ball will not grow floating unless yuppy are dosing heavy ferts. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Finally setup a tank for plants and mainly went with crypts.

- C. ciliata
- C. parva
- C. pontederiifolia
- C. usteriana
- C. wendtii 'Tropica' and
- C. wendtii 'Green'

Figured I'd start with less exotic species to see if I'm any good at this. Used MGOPM with a sand cap for the substrate. Have a PAR38 6,000K bulb for lighting. I hope to have a CO2 system up and running next week. I got a few more plants than needed for the tank because I plan to restart my 26 bowfront next month and didn't want to pay shipping twice. It currently has an unknown Crypt from Petsmart that I think is C. Petchii, and C. willisi x lucen in it. So the 7.5 will de-clutter some.


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On a whim a several months back, I wanted to see if you could grow crypts emersed without the higher humidity. After I tore apart my 5 gallon, I had a bunch of monster crypts (mostly Wendtii green) and gave most of them away. I decided to keep a red wendtii and see if I could grow it like a house plant. I started with one rhizome and as you can see, I now have multiple plants in the pot. Initially I had half of a 2L soda bottle to keep the humidity up but once the crypt started sending out emersed leaves, I hardened it off to room humidity. Nowadays, all I do is top water the crypt every other day or so and make sure it's sitting in water. Other than that, I treat it like any other house plant.

I even got it to flower without doing anything special.


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heres one of my flamingos. My other one, that i will post tomorrow, look MUCH better.




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... I decided to keep a red wendtii and see if I could grow it like a house plant. I started with one rhizome and as you can see, I now have multiple plants in the pot....
Well Done! I'm interested in know what you house humidity level is?
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What is that green I see at the base of the plant, just sitting on the soil. Looks like riccia.

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