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Large Crinum calmistratum looking for a larger home.

Hi All, I haven't been on here in quite some time. That being said I'm floating the idea of removing the centerpiece plant from my 80 Gal. It's getting a bit large for the tank and I would like to find someone building a large tank that would like something like it for a centerpiece. I don't have a time frame for getting it out of the tank yet so I can accommodate a build timeline. If I cant find a home I will probably separate it and sell it off as smaller plants. The plant is a Crinum calmistratum, the bulb mass is about 6" across. I don't have a clue how many bulbs are in it but it's quite a few. It would like a tank that is 4" deep or more as the leaves are 6' or longer. This would be a beautiful plant in a deep tank. The depth from the top of the gravel to the top of the exposed glass in the pic is 19", that will give you an idea of the size of this thing.

The tank is in disarray as I haven't done any maintenance on it for about 4 years! Don't freak out yet, the tank is a soil based tank and is on a continuous water change system so it is basically maintenance free other than feeding.

Here are the pics, crappy camera but you can get the idea.






That's a 6" stainless ruler at the base of the plant.

If i can find a big home for this guy it will probably be a ROAK but I haven't decided yet.

I didn't put this in the for sale area because as of now it's not for sale, Hopefully I can find someone to give it a new home.

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that's.....impressive......

If you split it up I can take some of it, no problem, I'm sure there are other members here as well who would want a piece of that.

Maybe I'd ask other people in my area if they want a piece of this, and we all split it that way you just send it around this way and it can live on as multiple plants for multiple people.

Damn that's impressive though, I can't get over it lol

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If it ends up being broken apart, I'd love to get a piece of it as well. It looks like something my growing clowns wouldn't eat I think it would look really cool twisted in behind my Mopani.

I've only got a 2' tall tank though, so if we find someone with a deep tank who wants it full grown that makes sense to me.
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that's.....impressive......

If you split it up I can take some of it, no problem, I'm sure there are other members here as well who would want a piece of that.

Maybe I'd ask other people in my area if they want a piece of this, and we all split it that way you just send it around this way and it can live on as multiple plants for multiple people.

Damn that's impressive though, I can't get over it lol
Btw, forgot to mention I'd be throwing this in my 75 with full high tech treatment and roottabs galore.

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I got one of these plants in December and its leaves have already doubled in size. When I got it it curved a bit at the surface of my 15 gallon tank; now it's curling almost back to the bottom of the tank in some spots. Have you had yours for 4 years or longer?

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That would probably be perfect for my 200g but I have absolutely no time frame on when it will be completed......


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Wow that is a really nice looking plant and definitely deserves to be in a huge tank.

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I think it's more like 7-8 years, I've been ignoring the tank for 4 years.

It will outgrow your 15 pretty quick. I have thought about pruning the outer leaves and leaving the new growth in the middle to see how small it could be maintained but that would require me to pay attention to the tank.


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I haven't decided when I am going to pull it out if at all, that would probably be dependent on finding a home for it. It may still be here when you get your tank done.

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i've got one of these too - it was a very neat and manageable 6-8" when i purchased around a month ago, and it's quickly growing. the bulb separated to give me two baby plants already - i planted them away from the mother.

has anybody had success with trimming the length of each leaf? i'm wondering if that's the way to go with this plant, instead of trimming leaves in their entirely at the base.
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wow! beautiful plant!


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I found when I trimmed the ends the leaf then started to rot at the cut site and slowly would die back over the next few months. that's why I was thinking of removing the outer leaves entirely.

Try it both ways and see what happens for you. Every tank is different.


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i've got one of these too - it was a very neat and manageable 6-8" when i purchased around a month ago, and it's quickly growing. the bulb separated to give me two baby plants already - i planted them away from the mother.

has anybody had success with trimming the length of each leaf? i'm wondering if that's the way to go with this plant, instead of trimming leaves in their entirely at the base.
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Ah, see I like the "jungly" look of it - my wife really enjoys the the plants that grow in dense as I think she thinks my tank is a small Molly breeding operation. Now that I have a 180, I swear she thinks she can have every Molly color combination she sees


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