Cryptocoryne moehlmannii (Cryptocoryne moehlmannii)
This Cryptocoryne is similar to C. pontederifolia and C. ciliata and is a great low-tech, low light plant!
Cryptocoryne moehlmannii (Cryptocoryne moehlmannii) is a fairly large plant that occurs throughout much of Asia. It can grow to a substantial size, so it is an excellent plant for the medium to large aquarium. It requires stable conditions, but is not demanding otherwise.
Cryptocoryne ciliata is a slow-growing plant that requires low to moderate lighting. It should be placed in an area of the aquarium where it can be allowed to establish over time. Due to its wide natural range, it can adapt to a relatively wide variety of water parameters as long as it does not have to endure sudden changes. Like most Cryptocoryne species, it should be allowed plenty of time to “settle in” and should not be moved constantly. Once established, it will reproduce by sending runners that will grow into new plants.
CO2 supplementation is beneficial, but not necessary for this plant. It will also benefit from supplemental fertilizers and nutrient-rich substrate
What We Like About This Plant:
- Large, long leaves
- Very versatile when kept in stable conditions
- Relatively uncommon
- Can thrive in low-tech setups
- Temperature: 73 – 83° F (23 - 28° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 8.0
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Origin: Indigenous to and farmed in Asia
- Aquarium Placement: Middle to Background
- Care: Low to Moderate
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