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


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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