Cryptocoryne usteriana submersed flower - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
Collectoritis Patient
 
AaronT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (203/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 2,322
Cryptocoryne usteriana submersed flower

I noticed that my Cryptocoryne usteriana 'Red' was flowering submersed today.



Here's one of an emersed flower that I had a while back. They don't open up and show the cool colors submsered.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
In the D.C., Maryland, or NOVA area? Come check out The Greater Washington Aquatic Plants Association!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AaronT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 03:22 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
ikuzo's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 2,146
Send a message via Yahoo to ikuzo
what a wonderful red crypt, i didn't know there's a red variant of usteriana. i've seen the normal usteriana flowered underwater too it just twisting and never opened too.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ikuzo is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
Collectoritis Patient
 
AaronT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (203/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 2,322
Yeah, the red usteriana is really nice. It's actually harder to find the solid green one here. I have the green one too, but it doesn't grow as fast as the red one.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
In the D.C., Maryland, or NOVA area? Come check out The Greater Washington Aquatic Plants Association!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AaronT is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 02:05 AM
Fresh Fish Freak
 
lauraleellbp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (70/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 24,403
That's lovely. Aaron, I'm very envious of your aquatic gardening skills





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Next meeting Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 7:15pm- See ya there!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
lauraleellbp is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 12:53 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
ikuzo's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 2,146
Send a message via Yahoo to ikuzo
it took like forever for usteriana to grow big.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ikuzo is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
Collectoritis Patient
 
AaronT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (203/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 2,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by ikuzo View Post
it took like forever for usteriana to grow big.
Yes, that sounds about right. It grows relatively fast in very hard water. My water is on the soft side though.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
In the D.C., Maryland, or NOVA area? Come check out The Greater Washington Aquatic Plants Association!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AaronT is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
Collectoritis Patient
 
AaronT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (203/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 2,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by lauraleellbp View Post
That's lovely. Aaron, I'm very envious of your aquatic gardening skills
I wouldn't be too envoius. I've gotten so used to using the mineralized topsoil now that I seem to have forgotten how to keep a decent water column fert tank. Anyone need some algae?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
In the D.C., Maryland, or NOVA area? Come check out The Greater Washington Aquatic Plants Association!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AaronT is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2008, 02:30 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
g8wayg8r's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: St Charles, MO
Posts: 517
I had my wendtii flower once. It was followed by a huge meltdown of my lucens and balansae. Any relationship? I couldn't say for sure but folks believe a rally cap works so I'd keep and eye on things.

Pretty crypt.

Andrew, MASI Treasurer

This message is always under construction: 75-gallon tank; 2, Eheim 2026 filters - one twice broken; Tek Light with 4, 54W T5s (6000K) ; Sand on top of 4:1 sand:clay mixture; Milwaukee CO2 controller; PlantGuild vortex CO2 reactor; pH = 6.6, kH=70mg/l, GH=120mg/l; EI; Flourish excel on 50% weekly water change: AGA Member.
g8wayg8r is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 03:19 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Green Leaf Aquariums's Avatar
 
PTrader: (86/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SWAMP
Posts: 4,701
I cant wait to get more of mine to flower. I realy would like to see more variety.
Green Leaf Aquariums is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Collectoritis Patient
 
AaronT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (203/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 2,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by g8wayg8r View Post
I had my wendtii flower once. It was followed by a huge meltdown of my lucens and balansae. Any relationship? I couldn't say for sure but folks believe a rally cap works so I'd keep and eye on things.

Pretty crypt.
I've never experienced anything like that. I have seen Crypts flower emersed and then lose quite a few of their older leaves. It's almost as if the flower took all of the plant's energy away from the leaves. I suspect that's how it works in nature when the plants know it's time to start flowering and producing seeds.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
In the D.C., Maryland, or NOVA area? Come check out The Greater Washington Aquatic Plants Association!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AaronT is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
MikeS's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tracy, CA
Posts: 760
Wow, that's awesome.

210 g - Empty right now
MikeS is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome