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TCulture Cryptocoryne Beckettii 'Petchii' (Pot)

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The triploid form of Cryptocoryne beckettii was originally described as a species on its own, namely Cryptocoryne petchii. However, this beautiful and very widely spread plant, which belongs in the C. wendtii group, is readily available and has been in use in aquaristics for over 60 years.

It is very easy to cultivate, and possesses the typical characteristics of a Cryptocoryne from Sri Lanka. It adapts well to soft as well as to hard water, light is relatively unimportant, even though it grows better under more intensive light. The brown-green rosettes that form soon after the plant is placed in the tank spread quickly and form dense bushes. Nutrient-rich substrates enhance growth. The plant reacts nicely to ample fertilisation and to CO2, but it grows sufficiently well without these components, too. (read more)

Common names Petch's water trumpet
Synonyms Cryptocoryne petchii Alston
Complete botanical name Cryptocóryne beckéttii Thuill. ex Trim.
Family Araceae
Genus Cryptocoryne
Difficulty easy
Usage Midground, Foreground, group
Growth medium
pH value 5 - 8
Temperature tolerance 15 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 1 - 18°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes