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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Experiences with crypt lingua?

I was considering planning for this plant in a new setup, and it would grow mostly emersed.

I was just curious if anybody had positive/negative encounters with keeping this plant.
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Emerged is the way to go. Never kept mine going past 2 months.

Found its located in swamps. Water goes up, water goes back down.

Not fully submerged,
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Never grown it submerged, out of water it is a nice little plant though.

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Grew one submerged for over a year. Never more than a few leaves at a time and did not propagate.
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i have never been able to keep C. lingua alive submerged
they do fine emersed though

i kept them in a closed tank outdoor but the tank cover doesn't completely shut so when it rains plants inside are drowned until i remember to drain them. it kinda simulate river banks where water goes up and down like Gordon said
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I gathered that they were not the toughest immersed plants. I was thinking of planting one in a crack between two rocks where only about 1/4-1/2" of the plant was submerged.

Anyone else have any experience with this plant?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 05:28 AM
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Grew them and flowered them etc.
More an emergent plant I'd say over the long term.

Pretty plant though.

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