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Cryptocoryne petchii

Cryptocoryne petchii

Scientific name: Cryptocoryne petchii

Family: Araceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 10 - 15 cm (3.94 - 5.91 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)

Reproduction of the plant: Runners

Origin (in the wild): Sri Lanka

How fast these plants grow: Slow

Recommended substrate: Gravel

Demands on lighting: Medium

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle

Family

Araceae

Origin

Asia; these are found in Sri Lanka.

Planting Area

Midground to Foreground

Propagation

This plant will propagate itself by sending out runners from the mother plant. After a while, miniature plants will appear on the runners and these will soon develop roots. At this stage, the runner can be separated from the mother plant and the individual plants can be removed from the runner. They can now be placed in different placements in the aquarium.

Difficulty

Easy

Short Description

This plant is a variant of Cryptocoryne becketti and displays a triple rosette. The leaves are a beautiful reddish brown colouration and will grow abundantly once the plant is established. It is also possible with some specimens to find young plants growing in the roots and these can be separated to form new plants elsewhere in the aquarium.

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