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bassmjm 05-02-2012 03:22 PM

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.

gordonrichards 05-02-2012 03:57 PM

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,
-Gordon

BIG_Z 05-02-2012 11:06 PM

Never grown it submerged, out of water it is a nice little plant though.

Tinanti 05-02-2012 11:51 PM

Grew one submerged for over a year. Never more than a few leaves at a time and did not propagate.

ikuzo 05-03-2012 01:26 AM

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

bassmjm 05-03-2012 02:35 AM

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?

plantbrain 05-03-2012 04:28 AM

Grew them and flowered them etc.
More an emergent plant I'd say over the long term.

Pretty plant though.


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