Crinum calamistratum (Crinum calamistratum)
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Crinum calamistratum (Crinum calamistratum)


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Common Name: Crinum calamistratum
Proper Name: Crinum calamistratum
Category: Aponogetons and Criniums
Temperature: 20 - 28 C
PH: 5.5 - 8
Lighting: High
Growth Rate: Slow
Difficulty: Medium
Origin: West Africa
Position in Aquascape: Background
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Crinum calamistratum is a very graceful bulbous plant with dark-green, very narrow leaves. It forms smaller bulbs than the other Crinum species, and demands more light. In the aquarium plants that are thriving form a number of small bulbs. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish. It can also be used in brackish aquariums with low salt concentrations. [TROPICA]
 
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So far I have good luck with this plant in a not-so-high light tank, <2W/gal. Hard water too. Along with CO2 and fertilizers.
 
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i have a couple of these plants myself. they are slow growers but the growth rate will increase with a little bit more light and ofcourse some Excel. Mine do well, my Distichodus Affinis and Uaru leave it alone. They will tear up anubias though!
 
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FYI the second image on the left here is of C. natans, not C. calamistratum :)
 
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I meant on the other left......the right --------------------->
 
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Nope.. they are calamistratum from Tropica.. :) very big already... 120cm leaves.. :)
 
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I love this plant. If anyone has one to spare, please let me know. :)
 
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I just bought this plant and I am new to the aquarium hobby. Any good pointers for handling and care of the plant? Thanks in advance!
 
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Personally I am having great trouble with this plant. I am using a nutrient-rich substrate, lighting around 50 PAR, root tabs for fertilization, and daily doses liquid carbon. The problem I am having is that the plant keeps rotting at the roots. It is not staying firmly rooted and is easily knocked over with the slightest disturbance of my hand. The roots smell strongly of sewage, and I have cut away rotten plant matter and replanted several times. Each replanting seems to stunt the growth of the plant, but it also seems necessary given that the roots continue to decompose under the substrate. I would like to keep this beautiful plant from dying but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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